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Accident: 101619.015 - Company Owner Is Struck Near Eye When Nail Gun Discharges

Accident: 101619.015 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 12/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1283518.01512/18/2017Colato Perez Gabino
At 12:15 p.m. on December 11, 2017, Employee #1, the owner of a construction company, was using a pneumatic nail gun to erect the wood frame for a residential structure. The nail gun inadvertently discharged, and he was struck by a 2.5-inch nail between the bridge of his nose and his eye socket. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the puncture wound.
Keywords: pressure release, unguarded, wood erection, carpenter, face, nail, residential construction, eye, accidental discharge, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1283518.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Puncture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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