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Accident: 778308 - Employee Struck By Single Piece Wheel Rim And Tire

Accident: 778308 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 05/30/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10463627906/01/19875531Ted Wiens Firestone
EMPLOYEE #1 INADVERTENTLY MOUNTED A 750-16 TIRE ON A 16.5 INCH RIM. THE TIRE PRESSURE WAS 60 PSI. THE INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE TIRE AND RIM CAUSED THE TIRE BEAD TO SLIP OUT OF THE RIM AND BRING ABOUT AN EXPLOSIVE RELEASE OF AIR. THE TIRE AND RIM WERE CATAPULTED AT EMPLOYEE #1 AND A CUSTOMER WHO HAPPENED TO BE STANDING NEARBY. BOTH WERE SEVERLY INJURED.
Keywords: single piece rim, tire bead, explosion, struck by, tire rim, inattention, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104636279 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Garage and service station related occupations

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