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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305478935 - Discount Tire Centers

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 305478935Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 07/11/2005

Discount Tire Centers
7135 Westminster
Westminster, CA 92683
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5531/Auto and Home Supply Stores
NAICS: 441320/Tire Dealers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/14/2005
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362402844    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 6 9
Current Violations 3 6 9
Initial Penalty $40,500 $0 $0 $16,550 $0 $57,050
Current Penalty $40,500 $0 $0 $16,550 $0 $57,050
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 10/15/2005 11/02/2005 $125 $125 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5194 E01 10/15/2005 11/02/2005 $125 $125 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 462 C 10/15/2005 11/02/2005 $250 $250 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 14300040 A 10/31/2005 10/19/2005 $250 $250 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 342 A 10/15/2005 10/19/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  6. 02001 Other 23400023 10/15/2005 11/02/2005 $10,800 $10,800 $0 -
  7. 03001 Serious 3325 C 10/15/2005 10/19/2005 $13,500 $13,500 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  8. 04001 Serious 3326 D 10/15/2005 10/26/2005 $13,500 $13,500 $0 D - Govt Dismissed
  9. 05001 Serious 3325 A 10/15/2005 10/26/2005 $13,500 $13,500 $0 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201037512Event: 07/07/2005Employee Is Injured When Hit By Exploding Tire
On July 7, 2005, Employee #1, a tire changer, was working in an approximately 7000 square foot retail tire center. It consisting of three car bays, storage and office space. A coworker mounted two tires onto the rims of a light truck and was called away by a customer. The coworker asked Employee #1 to finish inflating the tires. Employee #1 was not trained for this task. One tire was restrained in a tire changing machine, a Coats Company Tire Changer by Hennessy Industries Inc, and the other one was on the ground. Employee #1 began to fill the tire on the ground and the bead would not set. A 16-in. tire was mounted on a 16.5-in. rim. Employee #1 put more air in the tire when it blew up. It became airborne striking Employee #1 and destroying an overhead bay door 17 ft away. Employee #1 suffered a shattered left arm from the elbow down to his fingers and was unconsciousness for three days. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: tire bead, explosion, inexperience, restraining device, inflating, struck by, flying object, tire rim, untrained, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305478935 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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