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Accident: 597427 - Employee Injured By Exploding Tire

Accident: 597427 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 10/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11007512410/30/19915531Big 10 Tire, Inc.
On July 29, 1991, two employees were assigned to install a used tire onto a rim for a customer. The employees obtained the tire from the stockroom. The employees' first attempt to mount the 16 in. tire onto the 16 1/2 in. rim failed, so they moved the operation to another tire mounting machine. Employee #1 attempted to mount the tire on the rim and the tire exploded. He sustained a broken jaw, arm, and elbow. He also lost several teeth.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, explosion, restraining device, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110075124 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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