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Accident: 114053.015 - Employee Is Struck On Eye By Nail, Receives Permanent Vision

Accident: 114053.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 09/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1378305.01502/21/2019B Side, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on September 20, 2018, an employee attempted to remove a plumb lin e marking from window openings. The employee removed an approximately two-inch l ong nail from the window, when released was pulled by the tension on the plumb l ine towards the employee's eye. The nail penetrated and ruptured the employee's eye and the employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where it was d etermined that the employee received permanent loss of vision to the eye.
Keywords: eye, installing, nail, puncture, rupture, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1378305.015 33 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing

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