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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1412122.015 - Lone Star Truck And Tire Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1412122.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 06/28/2019

Lone Star Truck And Tire Inc
4173 Hwy 21null
Brooklyn, IA 52211
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 441320/Tire Dealers
Mailing: 4173 Hwy 21null, Brooklyn, IA 52211

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/28/2019
Close Case:11/08/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $10,604 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,604
Current Penalty $10,604 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,604
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100177 C01 08/14/2019 10/18/2019 $2,651 $2,651 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100177 C02 08/14/2019 10/18/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002A Serious 19100177 D04 08/14/2019 10/01/2019 $2,651 $2,651 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 19100177 D05 08/14/2019 10/01/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003A Serious 19100177 G06 08/14/2019 10/01/2019 $2,651 $2,651 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01003B Serious 19100177 G08 08/14/2019 10/01/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01003C Serious 19100177 G10 08/14/2019 10/01/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01004 Serious 19101200 E01 08/14/2019 10/01/2019 $2,651 $2,651 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 117544.015Event: 06/27/2019Employee Is Killed By Exploding Semi-Trailer Tire
At 3:07 p.m. on June 27, 2019, an employee plugged and patched a steel radial tu beless semi-trailer tire and mounted it on a steel wheel. The employee sprayed s tarting fluid inside the tire and ignited it with a propane torch. The explosion seated the bead and the employee inflated the tire to approximately 100 psi. Th e employee placed the outside tire and aluminum wheel assembly on the axle and h and threaded 10 lug nuts one or two turns onto the studs. The employee retrieved an air impact wrench and bent over in front of the wheel to begin tightening th e lug nuts. There was bead failure on the inside dual causing a sudden release o f air that forced the outside wheel to strike the employee in the head and chest area. The hand tightened lug nuts were forced off and the employee was knocked backwards approximately 13 feet and was killed when the employee struck the righ t rear area of another semi-trailer that was backed in the next stall.
Keywords: chest, head, single piece rim, struck against, struck by, tire, tractor trailer, wheel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1412122.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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