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Inspection: 111965935 - Ken'S Tire Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 111965935Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 05/20/1993

Ken'S Tire Service
1742 Hwy. 99
Gridley, CA 95948
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7534/Tire Retreading and Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/1993
Close Case:02/02/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $150 $0 $150
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $150 $0 $150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 06/08/1993 07/12/1993 $150 $150 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170723266Event: 01/04/1993Co-Owner Struck In Head By Split Rim
At 5:11 p.m. on January 4, 1993, Employee #1, the supervisor at Ken's Tire Service, was repairing a split rim on a 1200 R 20 wheel. As it was late in the day and his back was hurting, he didn't want to lift the large heavy wheel onto the restraining device. He had put about 20 psi into the tire and then removed the clip on the chuck and stood up to put the valve core in when the double lock ring separated and struck him on the forehead. He said the locking rim was not centered, which caused the accident. He also said that if the pressure had been higher, the accident could have been fatal. He was taken to Biggs-Gridley Hospital, where he was treated for a cut to the forehead that required 15 stitches. No citation. The accident involved the business owner. Also was seating bead, which is OK under 3326(h) (without use of cage.)
Keywords: wheel, repair, work rules, forehead, laceration, restraining device, multipiece rim wheel, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111965935 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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