U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tire Service Company after Wisconsin Worker Suffers Fatal Trauma

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tire Service Company after Wisconsin Worker Suffers Fatal Trauma

Employee dies while attempting to mount a tire on a rim.

At the Abbotsford location of a popular Midwest tire sales-and-service provider, Pomp’s Tire Service, a worker mounting a new tire sustained fatal injuries after the tire came loose and struck him on July 28, 2021. A few weeks later, another worker from the same company suffered a similar fate at a Savage, Minnesota, location on August 17, 2021.

After an investigation of the first incident, the OSHA cited the Green Bay based service for one serious violation of standards for servicing multi-piece and single-piece rim wheels. OSHA has proposed $14,502 in penalties. The second incident is still under investigation by Minnesota OSHA.

According to a press release, since 2017, five workers in the Midwest have died in similar circumstances working on vehicle rims or wheels.

“Like most fatal incidents, these tragedies could have been prevented if the employer took the necessary steps to protect their employees,” said OSHA Area Director Robert Bonack in Appleton. “Employers should develop an effective safety and health plan, and they are required to train workers on how to identify hazards and use required protective measures to help ensure their safety.”

Founded in 1939 in Green Bay, Pomp’s Tire Service has approximately 200 Midwest locations. View safety information on proper demounting and mounting of tires.

About the Author

Shereen Hashem is the Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

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