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Accident: 964833 - Employee Struck By Ruptured Tire

Accident: 964833 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 04/22/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10446750104/22/19924212Eastern Waste Ondustries, Inc.
Employee #1 was changing tires on his personal vehicle. He had attempted to install a 235-85R 16 in. tire onto a 16 1/2 in. by 6 3/4 in. rim. Employee #1 was installing the wrong size tire on the rim. While he was attempting to inflate the tire and pop the bead to seal the tire, the tire ruptured, propelling the tire and rim to the ceiling. The tire struck the employee's hand and arm, breaking his wrist and knocking him to the floor. The employee was not authorized to work on a personal vehicle. The employer has an employee trained to service tires; it is not Employee #1. The employer provided a tire cage and appropriate safety devices and has a written safety and health policy. Because of his failure to follow established work rules, the employee is being reprimanded.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, rupture, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104467501 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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