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Accident: 170903439 - Employee Injured When Tire Explodes During Inflation

Accident: 170903439 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/18/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983175802/22/19965072Pep Boys
At 1:38 p.m. on February 18, 1996, Employee #1 was inflating a 16 in. tire on a 16 1/2 in. rim. The tire exploded, and the pieces struck Employee #1's arms. He was taken to Intercommunity Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: work rules, explosion, inflating, struck by, arm, flying object, tire rim, pressure release, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119831758 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Automobile mechanics

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