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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119987725 - Ernie Strahm & Sons Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 119987725Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 09/23/1992

Ernie Strahm & Sons Inc
1996 E Norrish Rd
Holtville, CA 92250
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0191/General Farms, Primarily Crop

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/10/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/25/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $3,300 $0 $0 $500 $0 $3,800
Current Penalty $3,300 $0 $0 $500 $0 $3,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 461 A 12/11/1992 12/11/1992 $500 $500 $0 02/19/1993 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 3326 D02 12/11/1992 12/11/1992 $3,300 $3,300 $0 02/19/1993 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170162275Event: 09/07/1992Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Tire
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on September 7, 1992, Employee #1, a 27-year-old shop worker for Ernie Strahm & Sons, Inc., was installing a tire on a pickup truck rim. The tire exploded, striking Employee #1 on the right arm and face. A nearby construction contractor heard the explosion and found Employee #1 unconscious on the shop floor. 911 was called while a supervisor and workers kept Employee #1 comfortable. Paramedics arrived in about 10 minutes and transported the employee to El Centro Regional Medical Center. After initial treatment, Employee #1 was airlifted to UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA. Employee #1's major injuries include loss of vision in the right eye, head and jaw injuries, and fractures of the right wrist and left index finger. No safety tire rack, cage, or equivalent protection was provided or in use at the time of the accident.
Keywords: eye, fracture, unconsciousness, blowout--tire, agriculture, work rules, restraining device, struck by, flying object, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119987725 Hospitalized injury Concussion Farm workers

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