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Accident: 201482411 - Miss-Hit Nail Injures Employee'S Eye

Accident: 201482411 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/02/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12580580409/22/19991542Etter & Son Construction Company

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 2, 1999, Employee #1 was using a hand held hammer to drive nails while attaching the sill plate to a stud wall that was being framed. One of the nails was miss-hit and bounced off of the concrete slab striking Employee #1 in the right eye. The nail punctured the eye resulting in a leakage of vitreous fluid and requiring surgical repair. Employee #1 was admitted to North Bay Hospital. He was hospitalized for two days. Employee #1 was not wearing safety glasses or other eye protection at the time of the accident.

Keywords: eye, concrete slab, nail, protective clothing, ppe, work rules
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 26

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125805804 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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