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Accident: 111616.015 - Employee Is Shot In Face By Ricocheting Nail

Accident: 111616.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1351935.01510/09/2018Bsa Framing, Inc.
At 7:45 a.m. on September 27, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a framing construct ion company, was operating a Hitachi 83A pneumatic nail gun to install siding to the exterior of a three-story townhouse, part of a multifamily residential cons truction project. As he shot a 3.25-inch nail into the top portion of a piece o f second floor siding, the nail somehow ricocheted back and struck him in the fa ce. The nail traveled through his lip, up towards his eye below the skin, and s topped just short of his eye. Emergency services transported the employee to th e hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the wound.
Keywords: carpenter, equipment operator, face, framing, gunshot, installing, 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   3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1351935.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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