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Accident: 107939.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And A Nail Shoots Into His Abdome

Accident: 107939.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 02/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1297352.01502/22/2018Sheehan Construction
At 3:30 p.m. on February 2, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in interior carpentry work at a commercial building construction project. He was using a ladder to gain the needed height to nail a stud. Standing on the ladder's second step, he attempted to hold a stud with his left hand and his nail gun with his right hand. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell backwards, a fall height of 2 feet. As he fell, the nail gun discharged, and a nail punctured his abdomen. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and he was treated for a puncture wound.
Keywords: puncture, construction, fall protection, gunshot, nail, ladder, fall, carpenter, abdomen, work rules
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1297352.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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