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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1494457.015 - Alex Hvac Services, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 1494457.015
Report ID: 0418600
Date Opened: 09/24/2020

Site Address:
Alex Hvac Services, Llc
517 Cloverdale Drive
Auburn, AL 36830

Mailing Address:
48 Ashworth Ln, Auburn, AL 36830

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/24/2020

Emphasis: L:Fall

Case Closed: 10/13/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1664896
Referral 1670519 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $17,542 $0 $0 $3,217 $0 $20,759
Current Penalty $11,404 $0 $0 $2,096 $0 $13,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19260501 A02 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $2,632 $4,048 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260501 B13 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $8,772 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $1,880 $2,892 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02002 Other 19260095 D01 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $216 $325 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 02003 Other 19260503 B01 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129797.015
Event: 09/11/2020
Employee Dies After Falling When Attic Joist Collapses

At 9:58 a.m. on September 11, 2020, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by a n HVAC company, were installing duct work in the unfinished attic of a new one-s tory residence. Employee #1 stepped on a joist that had been cut by the employe r in preparation for installing a vent hood. The joist collapsed, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 9.5 feet. Employee #1 struck his head against the con crete floor and lost consciousness. His coworkers observed him on the floor wit h the cut joist laying across his chest. Emergency services transported the emp loyee to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Keywords:attic, chest, concrete, duct, fall, fall protection, head, installing, joist, residential construction, struck against, structural collapse, unconsciousness, unsecured

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1494457.015 Fatality Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics
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