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Accident: 202443818 - Employee Fractures Facial Bone When Inflating Tire Explodes

Accident: 202443818 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30746096408/11/20063442Window Enterprises Dba Torrance Aluminum
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on June 22, 2006, Employee #1 was working for a company that fabricated metal products. He was inflating a tire on a forklift, when the tire exploded, throwing off flying parts. He sustained multiple injuries, including a fracture in his face. He was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where he was admitted and surgery was performed. He was hospitalized for approximately nine days.
Keywords: fracture, automotive repair, metal shop, explosion, industrial truck, inflating, flying object, face, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307460964 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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