Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170070346 - Employee Injured When Struck By Blown Tire

Accident: 170070346 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10436345203/12/19914151John F. Horton, Inc.
At approximately 11 a.m. on March 21, 1991, Employee #1, a mechanic for John F. Horton, Inc., removed a Goodyear Unisteel single piece rim from a school bus because the tire was flat. He changed the tube and inflated the tire to 60 psc; the recommended psc was 95. Employee #1 went into the garage and when he returned, two coworkers told him that they had heard a noise coming from the tire. Employee #1 examined the tire and decided it was damaged. His employer told him to dispose of it. Employee #1 bent over to release the air from the tire when it blew out on the opposite side. Employee #1 suffered head injuries when he was thrown against the garage door. The tire was not secured while being inflated.
Keywords: head, blowout--tire, unsecured, work rules, mechanic, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104363452 Hospitalized injury Concussion Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close