Tire Dealer Faces Monster OSHA Fines Following Fatality

June 17, 2019
The employee was trying to mount a monster truck tire rim.

Mississippi-based Southern Tire Mart has racked up 17 health and safety violations following a fatality at its Fort Worth, Texas facility.

An employee who was attempting to mount a monster truck tire rim suffered fatal injuries during the retread process.

“Tragedies like this can be prevented if an employer had followed required procedures for servicing and repairing trucks,” said Timothy Minor, OSHA area director in a statement. “Employers must ensure that workers are trained, and can demonstrate and maintain the ability to service rim wheels safely.”

Agency investigators discovered Southern Tire Mart exposed its workers to struck-by, tire explosion, fire and smoke hazards. In addition, they failed to provide required restraining devices or barriers and implement lockout/tagout procedure

Southern Tire Mart's proposed penalties total $341,195. The company has 15 business days from the date of the citation to respond to OSHA.

About the Author

Stefanie Valentic

Stefanie Valentic was formerly managing editor of EHS Today, and is currently editorial director of Waste360.

Sponsored Recommendations

10 Facts About the State of Workplace Safety in the U.S.

July 12, 2024
Workplace safety in the U.S. has improved over the past 50 years, but progress has recently stalled. This report from the AFL-CIO highlights key challenges.

Free Webinar: ISO 45001 – A Commitment to Occupational Health, Safety & Personal Wellness

May 30, 2024
Secure a safer and more productive workplace using proven Management Systems ISO 45001 and ISO 45003.

ISO 45003 – Psychological Health and Safety at Work

May 30, 2024
ISO 45003 offers a comprehensive framework to expand your existing occupational health and safety program, helping you mitigate psychosocial risks and promote overall employee...

Case Study: Improve TRIR from 4+ to 1 with EHS Solution and Safety Training

May 29, 2024
Safety training and EHS solutions improve TRIR for Complete Mechanical Services, leading to increased business. Moving incidents, training, and other EHS procedures into the digital...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of EHS Today, create an account today!