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Accident: 101983.015 - Employee Operating Nail Gun Shoots His Leg

Accident: 101983.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286291.01501/05/2018Timber Works Construction, Inc.
At 4:25 p.m. on January 2, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was using a pneumatic nail gun to erect wood frames on the second floor of a m ultifamily residential building that was being constructed. As he knelt down, t he tip of the nail gun made contact with his leg, and the pressure caused a nail to shoot out and puncture his leg. Emergency services were called, and Employe e #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the puncture wou nd.
Keywords: air pressure, carpenter, gunshot, leg, nail, pressure release, puncture, residential construction, struck by, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1286291.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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