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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 eng aged in replacing a tire on a wheelbarrow rim. Employee #1 seated the tire on t he rim. He then began to inflate the tire, which was positioned on the ground w ith no restraining device. The air hose he used had no hand valve control or ai r pressure gauge. The tire and rim suddenly flew up and struck Employee #1 in t he 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: air hose, air pressure, face, fracture, inflating, installing, restraining device, skull, struck by, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1216964.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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