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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303207013 - Diehm'S Tire Service

Inspection Information - Office: Kansas City

Nr: 303207013Report ID: 0728500Open Date: 06/20/2000

Diehm'S Tire Service
1133 N. 65 Highway
Marshall, MO 65340
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:09/27/2000
Close Case:11/27/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100001064    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $5,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,100
Current Penalty $2,550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,550
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100177 C01 10/04/2000 11/08/2000 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100177 D04 I 10/04/2000 10/24/2000 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100177 G 10/04/2000 11/08/2000 $1,050 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200000974Event: 06/19/2000Employee Dies When Tractor Tire Blows Out During Inflation
On June 19, 2000, Employee #1 was mounting a tractor tire on a 28 in. wide single piece rim. He was using a hand-held air hose to inflate the tire while it was on the floor. Employee #1 inflated the tire, which had a maximum psi rating of 35, to 50 psi, and was trying to get the bead to seat properly on the rim. He was told by the service manager to deflate the tire, add more tire lubricant, and to try again. Shortly afterward, the rim blew out on the side facing the floor, propelling the tire/rim assembly upward. It struck Employee #1 and threw him into the air. He suffered a fractured neck and arms, and severe head injuries; he was transported to the hospital, where he died at 12:30 p.m. the next day. None of the three coworkers in the shop at the time of the accident was injured. No barrier or cage was being used while inflating the tire.
Keywords: air pressure, fracture, single piece rim, work rules, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, neck, flying object, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303207013 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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