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Accident: 201086048 - Employee'S Leg Broken By Exploding Tire

Accident: 201086048 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/05/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11998457302/10/20055983Bruce'S Truck Stop
On September 5, 2004, Employee #1 of a full-service truck stop, mounted a used tire on a single-piece rim and was inflating the tire. During inflation, a weak place in the tire sidewall failed, the tire exploded outward and struck Employee #1's left leg. They were using an air hose without an inflation gage to inflate the tire. He was admitted to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, CA for treatment of his fractured leg.
Keywords: fracture, single piece rim, rupture, inflating, struck by, flying object, leg, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119984573 Hospitalized injury Fracture Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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