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Accident: 112095.015 - Employee Using Nail Gun Shoots Into Leg And Incurs Puncture

Accident: 112095.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334458.01508/01/2018Timber Ridge Framing Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on May 3, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction framing co ntractor, was framing interior walls on the second floor of a new residential st ructure, one of many houses being built at the site. He was using a Hitachi Mod el NR 83A3 nail gun when the gun's hose became stuck. As the employee pulled th e hose to free it, his finger, which was on the gun's trigger, inadvertently dis charged a nail. The nail shot into his left leg. Employee #1 was transported t o the hospital, admitted, and treated for the puncture wound.
Keywords: accidental discharge, carpenter, equipment operator, framing, gunshot, installing, leg, nail, nail gun, puncture, residential construction, wall, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1334458.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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