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Inspection: 1494457.015 - Alex Hvac Services, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 1494457.015Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 09/24/2020

Alex Hvac Services, Llc
517 Cloverdale Drive
Auburn, AL 36830
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 48 Ashworth Ln, Auburn, AL 36830

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/24/2020
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1670519 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $17,542 $0 $0 $3,217 $0 $20,759
Current Penalty $11,404 $0 $0 $2,096 $0 $13,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260501 A02 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $2,632 $4,048 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260501 B13 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $8,772 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $1,880 $2,892 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02002 Other 19260095 D01 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $216 $325 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02003 Other 19260503 B01 12/28/2020 01/08/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 129797.015Event: 09/11/2020Employee Dies After Falling When Attic Joist Collapses
At 9:58 a.m. on September 11, 2020, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by an HVAC company, were installing duct work in the unfinished attic of a new one-story residence. Employee #1 stepped on a joist that had been cut by the employer in preparation for installing a vent hood. The joist collapsed, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 9.5 feet. Employee #1 struck his head against the concrete floor and lost consciousness. His coworkers observed him on the floor with the cut joist laying across his chest. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Keywords: structural collapse, residential construction, joist, installing, head, fall protection, duct, fall, concrete, chest, attic, unsecured, unconsciousness, struck against
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1494457.015 Fatality Concussion Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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