Ocular trauma from ballast fluid after a tractor tire explosion

P. S. Thorne, P. Subramanian, J. E. Sutphin, M. E. O'Neill, R. Rautiainen, S. J. Reynolds, J. A. Merchant

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Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate a preventable eye injury case in which a tire service employee was blinded while observing the charging of ballast fluid into a tractor tire on a farm. In vivo toxicology studies demonstrated that the ballast fluid administered without force could not reproduce the severity of injury observed in the patient. It appears that a combination of physical trauma and hyperosmotic tissue damage was the mechanism of injury. Early treatment by aggressive irrigation with water or saline in the field may have reduced the severity of the injury and prevented the patient's blindness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages41-54
Number of pages14
Volume3
No1
Specialist publicationJournal of agricultural safety and health
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

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Explosions
tires
explosions
tractors
Tires
eyes
Fluids
blindness
Wounds and Injuries
toxicology
Irrigation
Farms
human resources
irrigation
Personnel
Tissue
Eye Injuries
farms
Blindness
Toxicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Thorne, P. S., Subramanian, P., Sutphin, J. E., O'Neill, M. E., Rautiainen, R., Reynolds, S. J., & Merchant, J. A. (1997). Ocular trauma from ballast fluid after a tractor tire explosion. Journal of agricultural safety and health, 3(1), 41-54.

Ocular trauma from ballast fluid after a tractor tire explosion. / Thorne, P. S.; Subramanian, P.; Sutphin, J. E.; O'Neill, M. E.; Rautiainen, R.; Reynolds, S. J.; Merchant, J. A.

In: Journal of agricultural safety and health, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.02.1997, p. 41-54.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Thorne, PS, Subramanian, P, Sutphin, JE, O'Neill, ME, Rautiainen, R, Reynolds, SJ & Merchant, JA 1997, 'Ocular trauma from ballast fluid after a tractor tire explosion' Journal of agricultural safety and health, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 41-54.
Thorne PS, Subramanian P, Sutphin JE, O'Neill ME, Rautiainen R, Reynolds SJ et al. Ocular trauma from ballast fluid after a tractor tire explosion. Journal of agricultural safety and health. 1997 Feb 1;3(1):41-54.
Thorne, P. S. ; Subramanian, P. ; Sutphin, J. E. ; O'Neill, M. E. ; Rautiainen, R. ; Reynolds, S. J. ; Merchant, J. A. / Ocular trauma from ballast fluid after a tractor tire explosion. In: Journal of agricultural safety and health. 1997 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 41-54.
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