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Accident: 200961985 - Employee Injured When Tire Blows Off Axle

Accident: 200961985 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 05/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30202235505/14/19983999Davis Concrete Company, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were replacing/repairing a valve stem on a single-piece rim wheel. After the repair, they lay the tire on the shop floor and inflated it to 110 psi, without using a restraining device. The pressure was checked with a Milton pocket pressure gauge. The workers then rolled the tire to the truck and set it on the axle, at which point one lug nut was hand-tightened; Employee #1 was picking up a second nut when the tire blew out of the axle and struck him in the face, chest, and knee. he sustained multiple lacerations, but did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: air pressure, blowout--tire, automotive repair, work rules, high pressure, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302022355 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Automobile mechanics

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