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Accident: 200357127 - Employee Is Struck By Tire And Rim, Fractures Head

Accident: 200357127 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/17/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31244739407/28/20084212Paul D Williams Hauling
Employee #1 was filling an "11 by 24.5" tire on a single piece aluminum rim with compressed air. The wheel assembly was unsecured lying disk-side up on the shop floor. The employer was working in the area and observed Employee #1 not using a tire cage and was using filling tools that placed the employee over the tire when the bead closest to the floor jumped off the rim's lip causing an explosion that threw the rim and tire into Employee #1's head. Employee #1 sustained a fracture and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, head, unsecured, tire bead, explosion, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312447394 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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