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Inspection: 3242484 - Tire World Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 2

Nr: 3242484Report ID: 0454712Open Date: 10/28/1985

Tire World Inc
38 South Lowry St.
Smyrna, TN 37167
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7534/Tire Retreading and Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/01/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/12/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360777742    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
Current Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100177 D01 11/06/1985 12/09/1985 $720 $720 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100177 D04 I 11/06/1985 11/09/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100177 D04 II 11/06/1985 12/09/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19100177 D05 11/06/1985 12/09/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14214829Event: 10/24/1985Employee Struck By Exploding Multipiece Rim Components
ON OCTOBER 24, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE SERVICING A MULTI-PIECE RIM WHEEL FROM A SEMI-TRUCK. SINCE IT WAS A ROAD SERVICE CALL, THE TWO WERE WORKING OUT OF THEIR SERVICE TRUCK. THEY HAD TROUBLE REMOVNG THE LOCKING RING, BUT EVENTUALLY PRIED IT OFF. THEY REPLACED THE TUBE AND FLAP AND REASSEMBLED THE RIM. THE SERVICE TRUCK WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH ANY KIND OF RESTRAINING DEVICE SO THE TIRE WAS BEING SERVICED ON THE GROUND. WHEN THE EMPLOYEES INFLATED THE TIRE AN EXPL;OSIVE SEPARATION OF THE RIM WHEEL COMPONENTS OCCURRED. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE STRUCK BY WHEEL COMPONENTS AND KNOCKED INTO THE AIR ABOUT 3 FEET. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STRUCK IN THE RIGHT FRONT AND SIDE OF HIS HEAD BY THE LOCK RING, AND WAS KNOCKED ABOUT 4 FEET FROM THE TIRE. HE WAS AIRLIFTED, UNCONSCIOUS, TO A LARGE MEDICAL CENTER, WHERE HE DIED OF MASSIVE HEAD INJURIES. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE WAS STRUCK BY THE TUBE OR FLAP AND RECIEVED ONLY MINOR FACIAL INJURIES. HE RECIEVED FIRST AID AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL.
Keywords: head, explosion, high pressure, restraining device, inflating, multipiece rim wheel, struck by, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3242484 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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