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Accident: 200801975 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Rim Of Exploding Tire

Accident: 200801975 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 03/26/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31076573003/26/20085014Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, Llc.
On March 26, 2008, Employee #1, a tire technician, was thrown laterally ten feet when an over-the-road tire exploded. Employee #1 suffered a broken jaw in three places when struck by the flying lock ring of the three piece wheel assembly with T-lock. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital by Med Flight and received surgery for his broken jaw the following day.
Keywords: fracture, mechanic, explosion, struck by, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310765730 Hospitalized injury Fracture Specified mechanics and repairers

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