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Inspection: 108409798 - Performance Discount Tire Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 108409798Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 01/05/1989

Performance Discount Tire Co Inc
40 Hudson Street, Suite 101
Annapolis, MD 21401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5531/Auto and Home Supply Stores
Mailing: 19027 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/27/1989
Close Case:04/03/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 4 6
Current Violations 2 4 6
Initial Penalty $680 $680
Current Penalty $370 $370
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100177 C 1 I 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $320 $580 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100177 D 6 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100177 E 4 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001A Serious 890032 F A 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $50 $100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001B Serious 890032 M B 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 03001 Other 19100177 D 5 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 03002 Other 890032 E B 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 03003 Other 890032 H A 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 03004 Other 09123102 A 03/09/1989 03/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 822239Event: 01/05/1989Employee'S Face Fractured When Struck By Exploding Tire Rim
At approximately 12:10 p.m. on January 5, 1989, Employee #1, a tire mechanic, was in the service area of a shop using a Coats 40-40 SA tire changer to mount a new Dunlap radial all- purpose tire and single piece rim wheel. The tire, size 232/85R16 (16 in. bead diameter with a 16 1/2 in. head diameter), did not look right to the employee while he was inflating it, so he leaned over it to check the bead. As he did, the tire exploded. The tire and rim struck him in the face and he was hospitalized for treatment of facial fractures. Employee #1 had not checked the sizes of the tire and the rim before mounting the tire. To set the bead, he used an air hose with 115 psi without a clip-on chuck. The hose was not approved for use with the tire changer. Employee #1 also did not check the air pressure with a gauge. To complete the inflating process, he attached the air hose, which was part of the tire changer and had a clip on the chuck. Employee #1 had removed the hold-down cone (restraining device) before the tire was firm. Charts and the manufacturer's critical safety warning and operation instructions for the tire changer were not available. The employer did not have a safety program to instruct employees on how to service single piece rim wheels.
Keywords: fracture, single piece rim, work rules, mechanic, explosion, restraining device, inflating, struck by, face, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108409798 Hospitalized injury Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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