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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123831174 - Grand Auto

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Reno

Nr: 123831174Report ID: 0953210Open Date: 04/26/1993

Grand Auto
1501 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89509
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5531/Auto and Home Supply Stores

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/26/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/26/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361024755    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100022 D01 05/26/1993 04/27/1993 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 19100305 B01 05/26/1993 04/27/1993 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 969485Event: 04/24/1993Employee Struck In Face By Overinflated Tire
Employee #1 received two tires and two rims from a customer. The customer wanted the tires mounted on the rims. The employee did not check to see if the tires and the rims were the same size. In fact, the rim size was 16.5 in. by 600 and the tire size was 16 in. The employee also did not use the tire machine's hold down cone that attached the rim to the machine as a restraint. He used the air line directly off the compressor to inflate the tire instead of using the air hose on the tire machine that is equipped with a pressure regulator. The pressure regulator limits the amount of air that can be put into a tire. There was no pressure regulator on the compressor air line, so Employee #1 overinflated the tire. The sidewall of the tire blew out. The rim and tire came off the tire machine, struck Employee #1 in the face and upper body, and then blew a hole in the ceiling. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: blowout--tire, work rules, restraining device, inflating, struck by, face, tire rim, inattention, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123831174 Hospitalized injury Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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