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Accident: 114388.015 - Two Employees Are Injured From Firearm Discharge

Accident: 114388.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 03/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1384307.01503/12/2019Walden Security Inc
At 1:30 p.m. on March 7, 2019, after leaving the firing line of the pistol range , two employees entered a secure classroom area for pistol disassembly and clean ing. Employee #1 entered the secure area with a loaded pistol and inadvertently pressed the trigger causing the pistol to discharge. The bullet passed through t he first two fingers of Employee #1's left hand, which was in front of the muzzl e. The bullet continued until it struck Employee #2 in the buttocks area. The we apon was a Pistol Model Glock 23 .40 caliber semi automatic. The pistol had a le ad core, copper jacketed hollow point, 1150 feet per second velocity, 485 foot p ound force of muzzle energy. It contained a .40 caliber 165 grain hollow point bullet. Employee # 1 had two fingers severed on his left hand from the exit of the bullet from the muzzle. Employee # 2 was struck by the same bullet in the l ower buttocks. The bullet lodged against his tail bone. Both employees were hosp italized for more than two days.
Keywords: back, bullet, buttocks, cleaning, finger, firearm, hand, severed, shooting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1384307.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Guards and police, excluding public service
2 1384307.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Police and detectives, public service

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