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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1316664.015 - Hernan Benitez

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 1316664.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 05/14/2018

Hernan Benitez
13011 Televista Drive
Houston, TX 77037
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 3419 Creek Grove Drive, Houston, TX 77066

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/14/2018
Close Case:02/14/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $7,760 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,760
Current Penalty $5,432 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,432
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260416 A01 07/17/2018 08/13/2018 $2,716 $3,880 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260417 B 07/17/2018 08/13/2018 $2,716 $3,880 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105645.015Event: 05/12/2018Employee Is Electrocuted When Installing Hvac Ductwork.
At 12:45 p.m. on May 12. 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker were connecting new air conditioning ductwork in the attic of a residential home. There were exposed wiring and outlets close to the metal ductwork for the HVAC unit hookup. Employee #1 kneeled on a metal gas line and then placed his hand on the 110-120 volt HVAC air handling unit. Employee #1 was electrocuted, calling out for help. The coworker exited the attic to get help, which the main breaker was disconnected. However, it was too late, Employee #1 did not survive.
Keywords: air conditioner, duct, electrocuted, lockout, electrical work, electrical, struck against, voltage backfeed, breaker plate
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1316664.015 Fatality Electric Shock Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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