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Accident: 107635.015 - Employee Using Spray Gun Punctures Hand

Accident: 107635.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1303987.01503/22/2018Ppcie, Inc.
At 7:00 a.m. on March 9, 2018, Employee #1, a foreman employed by a painting company, was painting the exterior of a four-story apartment building. He was using a Titan Powrtwin 8900 Plus S-5 hydraulic piston spray gun. The spray gun had a maximum operating pressure of 3,300 pounds per square inch, a 5.5 horsepower engine, and a maximum volume flow of 9.5 liters per minute. As he was clearing a clog in the spray gun's tip guard, the trigger engaged, and paint was injected into his right hand. Emergency services, were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the puncture wound.
Keywords: paint, residential construction, gunshot, clogged, unsecured, puncture, pressure release, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Alteration or rehabilitation   6 60
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1303987.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Puncture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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