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Inspection: 1286341.015 - Geisel Heating And Air Conditioning, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 1286341.015Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 01/05/2018

Geisel Heating And Air Conditioning, Inc
5535 Wegman Dr
Valley City, OH 44280
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 633 West Broad St., Elyria, OH 44035

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/05/2018
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1297838 Yes  
 Referral1298036 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $28,454 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,454
Current Penalty $15,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 03/29/2018 $4,656 $7,760 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100140 C10 I 03/29/2018 $4,656 $7,760 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C04 II B 03/29/2018 05/31/2018 $2,944 $6,467 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100147 D 03/29/2018 05/31/2018 $2,944 $6,467 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 103846.015Event: 01/05/2018Employee Doing Furnace Maintenance Is Burned
On January 5, 2018, Employee #1, a heating and cooling maintenance technician, was performing maintenance on a customer's industrial furnace. He utilized lockout/tagout procedures during the initial troubleshooting process, but he didn't isolate the natural gas being pushed into the furnace's pilot/burner chamber. As he opened the pilot door, additional air entered the chamber, and the natural gas ignited. Employee #1 sustained severe burns to his upper body. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for his burns.
Keywords: pilot light, construction, furnace, ignition system, maintenance, natural gas, lockout/tagout, explosion, burn, ventilation
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1286341.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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