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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1566981.015 - Southern Tire Mart, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 1566981.015
Report ID: 0418600
Date Opened: 12/06/2021

Site Address:
Southern Tire Mart, Llc
861 Butler Drive, Unit C
Mobile, AL 36693

Mailing Address:
1854 East Interstate 65 Service Road North, Mobile, AL 36617

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 811198/All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/01/2022


Case Closed: 05/27/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1839277 Yes
Accident 1842021
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 141680.015
Event: 12/09/2021
Employee Incurs Head Trauma When Struck By Flying Tire Machi

At 5:00 p.m. on December 9, 2021, an employee had been observing a tire being pu t on a rim using a tire press machine. The employee paused to press a lock ring in place on a solid rubber tire. The machine malfunctioned and a pin went flying escaping the unicage and struck the employee in the head. The employee incurred blunt force trauma to his head, requiring hosptialization and later died. Earli er, a coworker had suffered a fractured left wrist and lacerations to fingers op erating a tire press machine.

Keywords:abrasion, blunt force, blunt force trauma, concussion, contusion, defect, defective, defective equipment, flying object, head, installing, machine guarding, machine operator, malfunction, rubber, struck by, tire, tire

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1566981.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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