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Accident: 130824.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Air Conditioner

Accident: 130824.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 09/02/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1500519.01509/03/2020Cole Air Conditioning
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
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1500519.015 60 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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