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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111934840 - Oakhurst Tire & Auto Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 111934840Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 04/30/1993

Oakhurst Tire & Auto Service
40545 Hwy. 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7534/Tire Retreading and Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/15/1993
Close Case:05/15/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $100 $0 $0 $100
Current Penalty $0 $0 $100 $0 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 342 A 05/14/1993 04/30/1993 $100 $100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170694822Event: 03/18/1993Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Lock Ring
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 18, 1993, Employee #1 was working at his father's business, Oakhurst Tire and Auto Repair. He had just finished working on three tires and presumed the fourth, a 750 x 20 tire, had just been finished because the air chuck was lying at the end of the storage truck in the shop and not on the hose. A lock ring from the tire and rim blew off the rim, hitting Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 received massive head injuries. There were no witnesses to the accident. Employee #1 had changed these types of rims numerous times, according to his father. The employer has a tire cage and a 3-foot bar to use when inflating and deflating tires. Employee #1 was unable to be interviewed. No violation could be established.
Keywords: head, work rules, explosion, restraining device, struck by, flying object, tire rim, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111934840 Hospitalized injury Concussion Automobile mechanics

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