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Case Status: OPEN

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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 Drivenull
Auburn, AL 36830
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 48 Ashworth Lnnull, 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  
Case Status: OPEN

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 a n HVAC company, were installing duct work in the unfinished attic of a new one-s tory residence. Employee #1 stepped on a joist that had been cut by the employe r 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 con crete floor and lost consciousness. His coworkers observed him on the floor wit h the cut joist laying across his chest. Emergency services transported the emp loyee to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Keywords: attic, chest, concrete, duct, fall, fall protection, head, installing, joist, residential construction, struck against, structural collapse, unconsciousness, unsecured
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1494457.015 Fatality Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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