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Accident: 95767.015 - Employee Inflating Tire Incurs Fractures When Tire Flies Up

Accident: 95767.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 03/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1216964.01503/15/2017American Tire Depot, Inc.
At 2:45 p.m. on March 7, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a tire retailer, was engaged in replacing a tire on a wheelbarrow rim. Employee #1 seated the tire on the rim. He then began to inflate the tire, which was positioned on the ground with no restraining device. The air hose he used had no hand valve control or air pressure gauge. The tire and rim suddenly flew up and struck Employee #1 in the face. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured skull, jaw, and nose.
Keywords: restraining device, installing, inflating, fracture, air pressure, face, tire, air hose, skull, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1216964.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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