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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313627192 - Ta Operating, Llc D/B/A Petro Stopping Centers

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson


Inspection Nr: 313627192
Report ID: 0419400
Date Opened: 10/04/2009

Site Address:
Ta Operating, Llc D/B/A Petro Stopping Centers
970 I-20 West Frontage Road
Jackson, MS 39201

Mailing Address:
24601 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 811111/General Automotive Repair

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/15/2009

Emphasis: S:Struck-By

Case Closed: 09/02/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101365146
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 2 4 6
Initial Penalty $10,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,375
Current Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $8,625
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 19100023 A08 II 01/15/2010 01/21/2010 $563 $1,125 $0 02/05/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C01 01/15/2010 02/11/2010 $6,500 $7,000 $0 02/05/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 19100151 B 01/15/2010 03/05/2010 $563 $1,125 $0 02/05/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19100303 G01 II 01/15/2010 01/21/2010 $1,000 $1,125 $0 02/05/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 02001 Other 19040029 A 01/15/2010 01/21/2010 $0 $0 $0 02/05/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 02002 Other 19100022 D01 01/15/2010 01/21/2010 $0 $0 $0 02/05/2010 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201363454
Event: 10/03/2009
Automotive Mechanic Is Struck And Killed By Suspension Part

On October 3, 2009, Employee #1 was examining the combination airbag and air spring that was part of the suspension in the right front corner of an over-the-road semitrailer. It was located just behind the trailer's forward axle. Employee #1 went under the rear of the trailer and disconnected the air line to the right front airbag and air spring. He remained under the trailer after asking the truck driver to pressurize the other three air springs using the truck's air compressor. While positioned between the trailer's two axles, Employee #1 was struck in the head by the ABS plastic base cup from the trailer's front left airbag. The base cup was propelled out from under its rubber bellows due to a damaged through bolt and broken mounting bracket(s). The three pressurized air bags and air springs were under a maximum estimated pressure of 100 to 120 psig. Employee #1 was struck in the top of his head by the base cup, and he sustained massive cranial injuries. He was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he died.

Keywords:fracture, head, maintenance, automotive repair, compressed air, trailer truck, skull, struck by, flying object, truck driver

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313627192 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
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