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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1419531.015 - 74158 - Ame Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1419531.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/29/2019

74158 - Ame Inc
34 Commerce Drnull
Gaffney, SC 29340
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 2467 Coltharp Rdnull, Fort Mill, SC 29716

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/21/2019
Close Case:08/20/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
Current Penalty $2,730 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,730
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 B04 I 01/13/2020 01/27/2020 $2,730 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 118481.015Event: 07/27/2019Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Roof Hole
On July 27, 2019, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by a construction comp any, plus four employees from another company, were working on the roof of a war ehouse building. They were disassembling air conditioning units, which involved unscrewing bolts, removing the sheet metal top and sides, and removing the coil (radiator). Once a unit's coil was removed, the return hole, which was not cov ered and which measured approximately 36 inches by 36 inches, was open and expos ed. The employees did not use fall protection as they worked in the vicinity of these unguarded holes. Employee #1 fell through a return hole, a fall height o f 50 feet, and struck the concrete floor. Emergency services were called, and u pon arrival the responders declared Employee #1 dead at the scene. Employee #1 had sustained blunt force trauma to the head and torso and a fractured skull.
Keywords: concrete, construction, dismantling, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, head, roof, skull, torso, unguarded fl opening, warehouse, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419531.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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