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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105633945 - Graco'S American Car Care Center

Inspection Information - Office: Utah

Nr: 105633945Report ID: 0854910Open Date: 03/16/1992

Graco'S American Car Care Center
280 East Main
Price, UT 84501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7534/Tire Retreading and Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/16/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/02/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360290183    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100177 G 04/01/1992 05/07/1992 $350 $750 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 970897Event: 03/13/1992Mechanic Injured By Tire Explosion
Employee #1, a mechanic, was having difficulty mounting a new tire on a 15 in. one-piece rim. He did not use the lubricants provided and did not clean the rim bead area. When Employee #1 could not seat the bead, he removed the wheel from the mounting machine to insert a beading device. He failed to return the tire to the mounting machine, contrary to standard safety procedures outlined by management. The bead failed on the backside of the tire, instead of seating, and the tire rose about 20 ft through a false ceiling. Employee #1 was in the tire's trajectory. He lost sight in his right eye and sustained severe damage to his nose, right cheek, both jaw bones, and forehead.
Keywords: eye, fracture, head, work rules, tire bead, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105633945 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics
2 105633945 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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