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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1500519.015 - Cole Air Conditioning

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 1500519.015Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 09/03/2020

Cole Air Conditioning
602 Palestine Streetnull
Athens, TX 75751
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 602 Palestine Streetnull, Athens, TX 75751

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/04/2020
Close Case:03/30/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,461 $0 $0 $3,901 $0 $9,362
Current Penalty $3,800 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $4,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/23/2021 04/01/2021 $3,800 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 02/23/2021 04/01/2021 $1,000 $3,901 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130824.015Event: 09/02/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Air Conditioner
At 4:30 p.m. on September 2, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by an air conditioning company, were lifting air conditioning handlers during the renovat ion of a school. Rather than use mechanical hoists, they tied ropes around the equipment and lifted it manually. During this process, an air conditioning unit fell from the ropes, striking and crushing Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed .
Keywords: air conditioner, construction, crushed, falling object, hoist, hoisting mechanism, installing, rigging, sling, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1500519.015 Fatality

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