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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1505097.015 - Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale


Inspection Nr: 1505097.015
Report ID: 0418800
Open Date: 12/03/2020

Site Address:
Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc.
1643 Donna Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Mailing Address:
1643 Donna Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Union Status: NonUnion


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

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/04/2020

Emphasis: L:Landscpe

Close Case:12/01/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1698205
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 $6,383 $0 $0 $6,383 $0 $12,766
Current Penalty $6,383 $0 $0 $6,383 $0 $12,766
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 19100135 A01 05/26/2021 06/22/2021 $6,383 $6,383 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 05/26/2021 $6,383 $6,383 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131497.015
Event: 11/27/2020
Employee Trimming Tree Dies After Falling From Ladder

At 9:30 a.m. on November 27, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing and heati ng contractor, was trimming a tree on the employer's grounds. He was working fr om an 18-foot A-frame ladder when a trimmed branch struck the ladder, causing th e employee to fall and strike the paved parking lot. The employee was transport ed to the hospital and admitted for treatment of a subdural hematoma, a subarach noid hemorrhage, lumbar vertebral fractures, and multiple left rib fractures. S urgery was performed, a decompression craniotomy. However, the employee continu ed to decline, and he died on December 2, 2021.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, brain, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, hemorrhage, rib, skull, stepladder, tree trimming, vertebra

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1505097.015 Fatality Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics
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