Accident Report Detail
Accident: 147326.015 - Employee Wounds Knee With Pneumatic Staple Gun
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At 11:45 a.m. on December 27, 2021, an employee was assembling a truss using a M ax Super Stapler TA551B/16-11, pneumatic stapler with 1 ? inch staples for a roo f and floor truss manufacturer for residential and commercial construction. The employee was working on top of a truss table when he stapled one side of the tru ss and moved forward to staple another section with his finger on the trigger of the stapler. As the employee moved, the air hose became caught in a grove on t he edge of the table pulling the gun and causing it to hit his knee lodging a st aple in it. The employee was transported to a local hospital, where he was admit ted and underwent surgery to remove the staple from his knee.
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Cause: Exterior carpentry