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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103586947 - Signature Flight Support Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 103586947Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 12/01/1993

Signature Flight Support Corp.
O'Hare Field, 521 Old Cargo Road
Chicago, IL 60666
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4581/Airports, Flying Fields, and Airport Terminal Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 66139, O'Hare Int.L Airport, Chicago, IL 60666

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/02/1993
Close Case:04/28/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360708382    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $18,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,500
Current Penalty $10,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100177 C01 02/10/1994 02/18/1994 $3,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100177 G 02/10/1994 02/18/1994 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100177 D04 II 02/10/1994 02/16/1994 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100177 G06 02/10/1994 02/18/1994 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100215 A04 02/10/1994 02/16/1994 $1,200 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100215 B09 02/10/1994 02/16/1994 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19100177 D05 02/10/1994 02/18/1994 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02002 Other 19101200 E01 02/10/1994 02/18/1994 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 582163Event: 11/30/1993Mechanic Killed When Struck In Face By Exploding Tire Rim
Employee #1, an automotive mechanic, was repairing one of the small 8 in. tires used on the baggage trailers that transport luggage to and from an aircraft. Apparently Employee #1 was inflating the tire when the tube failed. The resulting explosion caused the rim and tire to separate and propel upward into his face. The rim struck Employee #1 at the base of the nose, causing massive facial, skull, and brain damage to the right side of his head; he died eight hours later. Employee #1 was using an inappropriate air chuck and probably did not have the backing cone installed on the tire machine to restrain the wheel.
Keywords: repair, work rules, mechanic, equipment failure, explosion, skull, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire rim
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103586947 Fatality Fracture Automobile mechanics

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