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Accident: 201504685 - Employee'S Arm Is Injured By Tire During Inflation

Accident: 201504685 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 01/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30113929102/20/20045531Gomes Tire & Service Center
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on January 17, 2004, Employee #1, a tire changer with Gomes Tire & Service Center in Oakland, CA, was inflating a tire after mounting it using a Coats 5065 AX tire changer. During inflation, he held the air chuck with his left hand. After inflation to about 35 psi, the tire popped out of the wheel and struck Employee #1's left forearm. He was hospitalized for "left forearm compartment syndrome" and underwent surgery.
Keywords: wheel, air pressure, maintenance, forearm, tire bead, air hose, inflating, struck by, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301139291 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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