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Accident: 99129.015 - Employee Is Inflating Tire Tube And Suffers Multiple Fractur

Accident: 99129.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 07/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1250782.01507/27/2017Les Schwab Tire Centers, Inc
At 12:20 p.m. on July 20, 2017, an employee installed a new tire and inner tube onto an irrigation pivot rim and the inner tube did not seat correctly. The employee was adding air to the tire and it exploded. The employee was sitting on his heels with his forearms outstretched over the tire and the employee suffered fractures to both forearms when the air shot out from the tire as it exploded. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: tire, explosion, fracture, forearm, tire rim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1250782.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Sales workers, other commodities

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