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Accident: 201120987 - Employee'S Back And Head Injured When Struck By Wheel

Accident: 201120987 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 07/28/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551925607/31/19985531Five Points Tire Imports, Inc.
On July 28, 1998, Employee #1 was aligning the front wheels of an automobile lifted on a rack. At the time of the accident, he was trying to install an aligning unit on a tire. In order to mount the unit the employee disengaged a metal plate that prevents the automobile from rolling off the rack. The automobile's brakes were disengaged so that the wheels could be turned. Not long after he disengaged the plate, the automobile rolled off the rack and fell from the running board. No wheel shocks were used. A wheel hit Employee #1's head and back and he suffered a head contusion and back sprain.
Keywords: wheel, head, automotive repair, work rules, back, automobile, struck by, falling object, sprain, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125519256 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Not specified mechanics and repairers

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