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Accident: 101036.015 - Worker Operating Nail Gun Punctures Abdomen

Accident: 101036.015 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 08/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1264010.01508/17/2017Just Builders Inc.
At 3:20 p.m. on August 1, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in framing and exterior carpentry at a residential home remodeling project. He was on the exterior corner of a scaffold's second level and had jus t finished operating a Hitachi NT 65MA4(S) nail gun. As he turned his body to p ut away the nail gun, he inadvertently triggered the nail gun, which discharged a nail into his abdomen. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tr ansported to the hospital. He was admitted and underwent surgery for a lacerati on to his small intestine.
Keywords: abdomen, air pressure, carpenter, hand tool, laceration, nail, pressure release, puncture, residential construction, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1264010.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters

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