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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1476710.015 - Mer 19, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton

Nr: 1476710.015Report ID: 0521100Open Date: 05/29/2020

Mer 19, Inc
8627 Us Highway 51null
Minocqua, WI 54548
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 441320/Tire Dealers
Mailing: Po Box 1202null, Minocqua, WI 54548

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/01/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $12,144 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,144
Current Penalty $12,144 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,144
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 D01 09/09/2020 11/16/2020 $4,048 $4,048 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D02 09/09/2020 11/16/2020 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002A Serious 19100177 C01 09/09/2020 $4,048 $4,048 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002B Serious 19100177 C02 I 09/09/2020 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003 Serious 19100177 D01 09/09/2020 $4,048 $4,048 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 126507.015Event: 05/29/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Split Rim Section
At 9:46 a.m. on May 29, 2020, Employee # 1 was repairing a tire with a split rim . He was removing the tire from the rim/wheel assembly on a split (multi-piece) rim in the tire bay. The tire was a Deestone ET890 7.00-12, industrial tire. Emp loyee # 1 was utilizing an air impart drive with a 3/8 and ? inch socket, along with a manual ratchet. The rim sections were connected by four studs, one bolt, and five nuts. Employee # 1 determined there was a leak coming from the opening where the valve stem protrudes from the rim. After showing Coworker # 1, the sho p manager, the leak; the employee utilized the impact drive to remove the nuts. The inner tube inside of the tire was still inflated. As Employee # 1 was removi ng the bolts, the assembly exploded, a rim section and the tire shot up, strikin g the employee in the torso and face. The employee suffered blunt force trauma t o the head. He was killed.
Keywords: blowout--tire, blunt force, blunt force trauma, explosion, face, inflating, leak, struck by, tire, tire rim, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1476710.015 Fatality Automobile mechanics

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