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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100340082 - Dale'S Chevron

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville

Nr: 100340082Report ID: 0419700Open Date: 10/21/1987

Dale'S Chevron
971 Cassat Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5541/Gasoline Service Stations

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/15/1987
Close Case:04/27/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14337133Event: 10/11/1987Employee Killed When Tire Explodes
Employee #1 was inflating a customer's Firestone Steeltex LT 235185R16 tire when the tire ruptured, propelling him approximately 12 feet and causing him to strike his head against the concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed. A 6 1/2 inch split was observed in the sidewall of the tire after the explosion. The tire changer was a Bishman model 4400, with Chuck Knush rim hold-downs. Apparently the hold-downs failed, allowing the rim to strike Employee #1.
Keywords: head, struck against, equipment failure, explosion, restraining device, inflating, tire rim
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100340082 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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