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Accident: 109573.015 - Employee Punctures Knee When Nail Gun Discharges

Accident: 109573.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1341150.01508/22/2018Labor Resource Group, Inc.
At 8:20 a.m. on August 2, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction staffing agency, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new seven-story multifamily residential building. He was operating a Hitachi NR83A2(S) pneumat ic nail gun. Employee #1 was working from a balcony. As he repositioned from a kneeling position while holding the nail gun in his right hand, the push lever pressed against his right knee. the nail gun discharged, and a nail punctured h is leg above the knee. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the puncture wound.
Keywords: carpenter, knee, leg, nail, nail gun, pneumatic tool , puncture, residential construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   7 85
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1341150.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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