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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1503490.015 - Plumcore Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 1503490.015
Report ID: 0418600
Open Date: 11/21/2020

Site Address:
Plumcore Inc.
200 Hand Ave.
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Mailing Address:
2605 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL 35071

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: 01/12/2021


Close Case:03/18/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1692403
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131257.015
Event: 11/17/2020
Supervisor Demonstrating Task From Ladder Falls And Is Kille

At 8:45 a.m. on November 17, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an HV AC company, were working at a corrections center. They were upgrading the bolts on the metal panels that cover the ventilation duct system throughout the facil ity. The coworker had been working from an 8-foot A-frame ladder when Employee #1, who was the supervisor, had the coworker climb down and reposition the ladde r. Employee #1 then climbed to the fifth step to show the coworker how to prope rly drill the hole and apply pressure on the drill. During this demonstration, Employee #1 lost balance and, as the ladder began to slide out from under him, h e fell to the concrete floor, a fall height of 5 feet. Employee #1 sustained bl unt force traumatic injuries to his head, back, and sternum, and was killed.

Keywords:back, blunt force trauma, concrete, construction, drill operator, fall, fall protection, hvac, head, lost balance, maintenance, slid, stepladder, teacher

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1503490.015 Fatality Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters
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