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Accident: 95603.015 - Three Employees Sustain Facial Injuries When Struck By A Mul

Accident: 95603.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1232628.01505/15/2017Taylor County Secondary Roads Department
At 11:45 a.m. on May 11, 2017, three employees were mounting a new grader tire on a multi-piece rim wheel. The tire was laying flat on the shop floor. Employee #1 was putting air in the tire while employees #2 and #3 placed sealing compound on the tire bead. The tire had just been seated on the multi-piece wheel rim. The wheel was lying horizontally on a wood block on the shop floor outside of a restraining device. The lock ring piece of the rim wheel assembly came apart and struck the faces of Employees #1, #2, and #3.
Keywords: pressure release, multipiece rim wheel, face, tire, struck by, restraining device
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232628.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Equipment Operator: Heavy
2 1232628.015 64 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Heavy equipment mechanics
3 1232628.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Heavy equipment mechanics

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