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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1228566.015 - County Of Los Angeles Sheriff'S Department Aero Bureau

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 1228566.015Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 04/24/2017

County Of Los Angeles Sheriff'S Department Aero Bureau
3235 Lakewood Blvdnull
Long Beach, CA 90808
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 922120/Police Protection
Mailing: 3235 Lakewood Blvdnull, Long Beach, CA 90808

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/06/2017
Close Case:03/08/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,200
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $810 $0 $9,810
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3301(C) 10/06/2017 $810 $7,200 $0 10/24/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Serious 3325(D) 10/06/2017 $9,000 $18,000 $0 10/24/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99593.015Event: 04/06/2017Employee Is Struck By Overinflated Tire And Fractures Arm
At 8:30 a.m. on April 6, 2017, an employee responded when an aircraft pilot requ ested assistance with inflating a tire on a Cessna 210N (N6330C) to manufacture' s recommended pressure. The employee grabbed a mobile cart that had a nitrogen a ir/gas compressed cylinder secured to it. In addition, this compressed cylinder had a series of components connected to it such as: a pressure regulator, steel braded hose, a flow control valve, a gauge, a smaller/shorter hose and a threade d Schrader valve. The employee attached the Schrader valve by threading it into the stem valve of the tire. He then proceeded to open the main valve on the comp ressed cylinder and then checked the gauge located between the flow control valv e and Schrader valve. As the employee was inflating the tire with compressed nit rogen air/gas, he asked the aircraft pilot what the recommended pressure was. Be fore the pilot can answer him (55 p.s.i.), the over-pressurized tire burst. The employee received multiple fractures to his arm.
Keywords: air pressure, aircraft, arm, blowout--tire, compressed gas, fracture, multipiece rim wheel, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1228566.015 Hospitalized injury Quality Assurance Inspector

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