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Accident: 201796299 - Employee Fractures Arm When Tire Explodes While Inflating It

Accident: 201796299 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/31/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132894409/10/20027948Irwindale Speedway
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 31, 2002, an employee of the Irwindale Speedway was in the machine shop mounting and inflating a tire on a 15-inch metal rim when the rim failed. He overinflated the tire, and it exploded. The employee fractured his left arm and was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where he was treated and released four days later. There was no restraining device or air pressure gauge on the tire-mounting machine (Serial Number 0694126071).
Keywords: air pressure, fracture, blowout--tire, equipment failure, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, struck by, arm, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301328944 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile body and related repairers

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