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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125958256 - Viking Tires

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 125958256Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 06/15/1995

Viking Tires
747 West Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7534/Tire Retreading and Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/20/1995
Close Case:05/18/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $135 $0 $9,135
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $945 $0 $4,945
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400016 A 07/07/1995 07/07/1995 $135 $135 $0 12/31/1995 Y - State Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 3325 A 07/07/1995 07/07/1995 $4,000 $4,000 $0 12/31/1995 Y - State Decision
  3. 03001 Other 3326 D 07/07/1995 07/07/1995 $810 $5,000 $0 12/31/1995 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170591176Event: 06/15/1995Employee Killed When Tractor Tire Explodes
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 15, 1995, Employee #1, of Viking Tire, had mounted a tractor tire on a single piece rim and was inflating it when the tire separated from the rim and exploded. Employee #1 was killed. The employer was cited for serious violations of T8CCR 3325(a) because a clip on the chuck with an inline valve and hose was not used, and T8CCR 3326(d) because a safety tire rack or cage or equivalent protection was not used.
Keywords: single piece rim, work rules, explosion, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, struck by, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125958256 Fatality Other Not specified mechanics and repairers

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