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Accident: 101357.015 - Employee'S Nail Gun Activates And Nail Punctures Neck

Accident: 101357.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 11/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1281278.01512/05/2017Timberworks Construction Services, Inc.
At 1:16 p.m. on November 29, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was framing the roof at a multiemployer construction project, a single famil y residential structure. Carrying a nail gun, he climbed up a 6-foot A-frame la dder inside the house to nail part of the roof structure. As he prepared to cli mb down, the nail gun activated, and a nail shot into his neck. Emergency servi ces were called, and Employee #1 was transported and admitted to the hospital. The puncture wound required surgery
Keywords: compressed air, erection process, ladder, nail, neck, puncture, residential construction, struck by, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1281278.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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