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Accident: 201031143 - Employee Injured When Tire Explodes During Inflation

Accident: 201031143 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 10/30/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075572503/26/19983715Harding Containers
On October 30, 1997, Employee #1, who worked for a company that repaired, stored, and sold sea-going containers, was inflating a tire mounted on a multi-piece rim. When the tire pressure reached 103 psi, the wheel blew apart. Employee #1 was struck on the leg by flying debris and suffered a fractured knee. At the time of the accident, the wheel was not mounted on an axle and no restraining device was being used.
Keywords: knee, air pressure, fracture, work rules, explosion, restraining device, inflating, multipiece rim wheel, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300755725 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heavy equipment mechanics

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