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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 969485 - Employee Struck In Face By Overinflated Tire

Accident: 969485 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 04/24/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12383117404/26/19935531Grand Auto
Employee #1 received two tires and two rims from a customer. The customer wanted the tires mounted on the rims. The employee did not check to see if the tires and the rims were the same size. In fact, the rim size was 16.5 in. by 600 and the tire size was 16 in. The employee also did not use the tire machine's hold down cone that attached the rim to the machine as a restraint. He used the air line directly off the compressor to inflate the tire instead of using the air hose on the tire machine that is equipped with a pressure regulator. The pressure regulator limits the amount of air that can be put into a tire. There was no pressure regulator on the compressor air line, so Employee #1 overinflated the tire. The sidewall of the tire blew out. The rim and tire came off the tire machine, struck Employee #1 in the face and upper body, and then blew a hole in the ceiling. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: blowout--tire, work rules, restraining device, inflating, struck by, face, tire rim, inattention, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123831174 Hospitalized injury Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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