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Accident: 201140597 - Employee Gets Hit With Crowbar While Inflating Tire

Accident: 201140597 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/30/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590916801/22/19984212Ez Hauling & Environmental Services
On December 30, 1997, Employee #1, an industrial truck and tractor equipment operator for EZ Hauling and Environmental Services, was trying to inflate a tire on a Bobcat tractor. Employee #1 had a chain wrapped around the tire to compress the tire bead onto the rim and used a small crowbar to tighten the chain. Employee #1 asked a coworker to hold the crowbar in place while Employee #1 used a shop air compressor to put the air in the tire. As the tire inflated, the crowbar jumped out of place and hit Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 suffered a serious head injury and was taken to UCI medical center for treatment.
Keywords: chain, head, equipment operator, tire bead, industrial truck, inflating, struck by, tractor, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125909168 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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