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Inspection: 1505097.015 - Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 1505097.015Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 12/03/2020

Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc.
1643 Donna Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 1643 Donna Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/04/2020
Emphasis: L:LandscpeClose Case:12/01/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $6,383 $0 $0 $6,383 $0 $12,766
Current Penalty $6,383 $0 $0 $6,383 $0 $12,766
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100135 A01 05/26/2021 06/22/2021 $6,383 $6,383 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 05/26/2021 $6,383 $6,383 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131497.015Event: 11/27/2020Employee Trimming Tree Dies After Falling From Ladder
At 9:30 a.m. on November 27, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing and heati ng contractor, was trimming a tree on the employer's grounds. He was working fr om an 18-foot A-frame ladder when a trimmed branch struck the ladder, causing th e employee to fall and strike the paved parking lot. The employee was transport ed to the hospital and admitted for treatment of a subdural hematoma, a subarach noid hemorrhage, lumbar vertebral fractures, and multiple left rib fractures. S urgery was performed, a decompression craniotomy. However, the employee continu ed to decline, and he died on December 2, 2021.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, hemorrhage, rib, skull, stepladder, tree trimming, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1505097.015 Fatality Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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