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Accident: 201103686 - Employee Injured After Being Struck By Tire Bead

Accident: 201103686 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 01/15/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014326806/17/20037534Don Collins, An Ind Dba Big O Tires #5093
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on January 15, 2003, Employee #1 was inflating a new tire onto a single rim of a tractor. The employee was using the air from the FMC tire changing machine to air up the tire. The tire was sitting on the floor next to the machine. As Employee #1 aired up the tire the bead broke, forcing the rim to come loose, striking the employee in the forearm. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: tire bead, struck by, arm, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120143268 Hospitalized injury Fracture Specified mechanics and repairers

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