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Accident: 202454351 - Employee Suffers Facial Injuries By Dismounted Tire

Accident: 202454351 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 10/30/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31048975211/06/20075014Greenball Corp
At 11:30 a.m. on October 31, 2007, Employee #1 was assigned to mount and inflate tires at the tire mounting station located in the main warehouse area. Prior to the accident the injured employee had mounted approximately 10 to 12 tires, and was in the process of inflating the tire with air, that was involved in the accident. Employee #1 stated that he thought he had inflated the tire to approximately 40 lbs. of air pressure, at that time he lifted the tire to make sure the bead of the tire was seating correctly onto the rim. According to Employee #1, it was at that instant the tire and steel wheel lifted upwards with a force of an explosion and Employee #1 was struck in the face by the wheel and tire. Employee #1 was struck by the steel rim on the lower lip and chin area of his face. At the time of inspection, the tire and one piece steel rim were in tact, and appeared that the bead of the tire slipped off the steel rim. After the accident, 911 was summoned and Employee #1 was stabilized, then transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital where he was treated for a facial laceration, and received approximately 20 stitches to the interior of lower lip and 20 stitches to his chin area.
Keywords: air pressure, steel, tire bead, inflating, face, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310489752 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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