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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 com pany, was using a pneumatic nail gun to erect the wood frame for a residential s tructure. The nail gun inadvertently discharged, and he was struck by a 2.5-inc h nail between the bridge of his nose and his eye socket. Emergency services we re called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treate d for the puncture wound.
Keywords: accidental discharge, carpenter, eye, face, nail, pressure release, puncture, residential construction, unguarded, wood erection
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 Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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