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Accident: 108559.015 - Employee Fractures Knee After Activating Pneumatic Nail Gun

Accident: 108559.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1316874.01505/17/2018Cbc Framing, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on May 3, 2018, Employee #1, a carpenter, and four coworkers were installing trusses in multi-family dwellings, during a residential construction project. Employee #1 and a coworker, stood on a framed wall, approximately, 9 f eet from the ground and the coworker passed a wood block to Employee #1 to secu re to the truss. Employee #1 attempted to pull the air hose of an Hitachi Nai l Gun (NR832A #C315813D), which was caught on a truss. Afterwards, while placin g his finger on the trigger, the nail gun safety tip inadvertently contacted his knee and the nail release was activated. His coworker prevented him from falli ng to the floor; however, Employee #1 sustained a fracture to his right knee and was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: air hose, carpenter, fracture, frame, installing, knee, nail gun, residential construction, truss, wall, wood panel
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 1316874.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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