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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1500519.015 - Cole Air Conditioning

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas


Inspection Nr: 1500519.015
Report ID: 0626300
Open Date: 09/03/2020

Site Address:
Cole Air Conditioning
602 Palestine Street
Athens, TX 75751

Mailing Address:
602 Palestine Street, Athens, TX 75751

Union Status: NonUnion


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

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/04/2020


Close Case:03/30/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1655243
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,461 $0 $0 $3,901 $0 $9,362
Current Penalty $3,800 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $4,800
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/23/2021 04/01/2021 $3,800 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 02/23/2021 04/01/2021 $1,000 $3,901 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130824.015
Event: 09/02/2020
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Air Conditioner

At 4:30 p.m. on September 2, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by an air conditioning company, were lifting air conditioning handlers during the renovat ion of a school. Rather than use mechanical hoists, they tied ropes around the equipment and lifted it manually. During this process, an air conditioning unit fell from the ropes, striking and crushing Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed .

Keywords:air conditioner, construction, crushed, falling object, hoist, hoisting mechanism, installing, rigging, sling, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1500519.015 Fatality
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