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Accident: 201176310 - Employee Fractures Arm When Tire Exploded

Accident: 201176310 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/07/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12019879110/26/20045411Midtown Gas & Foodmart
On October 7, 2004, Employee #1, a mechanic was inflating a tire to 70 psi. When the tire reached 63 psi, it exploded. The tire had markings that indicated a maximum inflation pressure of 40 psi, as recommended by the manufacturer. Employee #1 fractured his arm and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle, mechanic, caught between, explosion, automobile, inflating, arm, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120198791 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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