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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307162057 - Pep Boys

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307162057Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 07/30/2004

Pep Boys
2671 Randolph St
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops
NAICS: 811111/General Automotive Repair
Mailing: 3111 W Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/09/2004
Close Case:05/25/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $27,500
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 12/13/2004 01/15/2005 $0 $5,000 $0 01/06/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3326 D 12/13/2004 12/23/2004 $18,000 $22,500 $0 01/06/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201058898Event: 07/20/2004Employee Is Injured By Exploding Tire During Inflation
At approximately 9:35 a.m. on July 20, 2004, Employee #1, a mechanic with a Pep Boys store in Huntington Park, CA, was inflating an automobile tire mounted on a single-piece steel rim. The customer had stated that he had brought it in because he was unsuccessful inflating it himself. Employee #1 placed the tire on the ground near the opening of a service bay and began to inflate the tire using a compressed air hose and nozzle through the tire's valve stem. As he was inflating the tire, the bottom side burst causing it to fly upwards against his right arm. Employee #1 was hospitalized for a fracture. The investigation determined that the accident was caused by Employee #1's failure to use a safety tire rack, cage or other equivalent restraining device to contain the tire and/or rim in the event of an explosion.
Keywords: fracture, repair, automotive repair, work rules, restraining device, inflating, struck by, arm, pressure release, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307162057 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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