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Accident: 100273.015 - Employee Is Struck By Nail From Nail Gun And His Eye Is Dest

Accident: 100273.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 10/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272825.01510/23/2017Michael Sykes
At 3:30 p.m. on October 16, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a con struction company, were engaged in exterior framing work at a building project. Employee #1 held one wall frame steady as Coworker #1, working from a four-step A-frame stepladder, used a nail gun to tack a second wall to the first at a rig ht angle. A shot from the nail gun either missed the wood two by four or hit it and ricocheted. The shot nail hit Employee #1 in the left brow and entered the eye socket, destroying his eye. Emergency services were called, and Employee # 1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated. The destroyed left eye needed to be removed.
Keywords: carpenter, compressed air, construction, eye, installing, nail, pressure release, stepladder, struck by, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1272825.015 24 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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