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Accident: 106233.015 - Employee Descending Ladder Shoots Self With Nail Gun

Accident: 106233.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1320790.01506/06/2018Timber Works Construction Inc
At 9:00 a.m. on May 31, 2018, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by a constructio n company, was engaged in exterior carpentry at a new two-story residential stru cture. He had just finished using a nail gun to nail a 2.5-inch long by 1.3-inc h thick metal nail into a piece of plywood near a window on a lower roof wall. As he attempted to climb down an A-frame ladder from a height of approximately 9 feet while holding the nail gun, he lost balance and discharged a nail into his left knee. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the gunshot wound.
Keywords: carpenter, gunshot, knee, laceration, ladder, lost balance, nail, puncture, residential construction, roof, stepladder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1320790.015 71 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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