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Accident: 101696.015 - Employee'S Spray Gun Discharges And Finger Is Later Amputate

Accident: 101696.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284698.01512/20/2017Socal Pacific Construction Corp
At 12:30 p.m. on December 12, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project. He was using a WIWA Model 500F Spray Gun with a Graco King Hydra-Cat spray rig when the spray tip became clogged. As he attempted to clear the blockage, the spray gun discharged and pressurized thinner was injected into his right hand middle finger. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported and admitted to the hospital. His finger required partial amputation.
Keywords: pressure release, clogged, finger, amputation, construction, accidental discharge, spray painting, spraying rig, thinner
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1284698.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Painters, construction and maintenance

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