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Accident: 201080843 - Employee Suffers Broken Elbow When Tire Exploded

Accident: 201080843 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 11/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
Employee #1 suffered a shattered elbow and a damaged nerve when the tire from a forklift exploded. Employee #1 had been dispatched to replace a tire on the forklift. Employee #1 deflated and removed the old tire and had the new tire inflated to sixty-five pounds. When Employee #1 removed the air hose, the tire and rim exploded. Employee #1 was not using a tire cage or restraining device.
Keywords: fracture, explosion, industrial truck, elbow, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300795804 Hospitalized injury Other Heavy equipment mechanics

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