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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1623182.015 - Custom Comfort Heating & Cooling Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 1623182.015
Report ID: 0551800
Date Opened: 09/19/2022

Site Address:
Custom Comfort Heating & Cooling Llc
5851 South 10050 East
Upland, IN 46989

Mailing Address:
6210 S Lincoln Blvd, Marion, IN 46953

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: 01/19/2023


Case Closed: 04/14/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1948053
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149773.015
Event: 09/16/2022
Employee Is Killed By Intoxication And Cardiovascular Condit

At 6:00 p.m. on September 16, 2022, an employee was preparing to repair an air c onditioning unit by replacing the blower motor at a customer's residence. The e mployee was a certified heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technic ian with 30 years of experience. The employee left work at approximately 5:00 p. m. and drove his personal vehicle since he intended to perform the service call on the way home since the location was along the way. The employee pulled his tr uck around to the air conditioning unit behind the residence, unloaded the motor and his toolbox, and removed the access panels from the air conditioning unit. At approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 17, 2022, the resident saw the employee' s truck and stepped outside to find the employee. The resident discovered the em ployee unresponsive and kneeling on the ground next to the air conditioning unit . The resident called 911 and attempted lifesaving actions such as CPR until the sheriff's department arrived and took control of the scene. The police and fir e department personnel verified that no electrical tools were in use, no electri cal wires were disturbed in the air conditioning housing, and there were no elec trical shorts, and the 30 amp circuit breaker was still in the "ON" position. Th e employee had not opened the toolbox or unpackaged the new motor. The employee was working alone and the incident was unwitnessed. Although the immediate cause of death was unknown, electrical shock was ruled out. Subsequent coroner resul ts confirmed that the employee's time of death was 6:00 p.m. on September 16, 20 22. The cause was attributed to intoxication by fentanyl and ethanol with additi onal factors of cardiomegaly and arrhythmogenic right ventricle dysplasia.

Keywords:cpr, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc system, drug overdose, hvac, heart, intoxicated, medical condition, repair, service technician, servicing, unwitnessed, working alone

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1623182.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
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