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Accident: 101204.015 - Employee Troubleshooting Nail Gun Discharges Nail Into Hand

Accident: 101204.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 11/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280736.01512/04/2017Rggc Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on November 7, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a construction company, were working at a multifamily residential building. Employee #1 was using a nail gun for exterior carpentry work. The nail gun jammed. Coworker #1, the crew leader, came to assist him in troubleshooting the equipment. Employee #1 picked up another nail gun to compare with the malfunctioning tool. He inadvertently discharged a nail into his hand. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the injury, including surgery to remove the nail.
Keywords: pressure release, accidental discharge, equipment failure, hand, residential construction, nail, hand tool, air pressure, carpenter, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1280736.015 18 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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