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Accident: 114643.015 - Employee Using Nail Gun Shoots Nail Into Ankle

Accident: 114643.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 11/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1363528.01512/03/2018Merit Framing, Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on November 12, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a framing constructi on company, was engaged in framing activity on the second level of a new multifa mily residential structure. The employee was operating a hand-held Hitachi pneu matic nail gun to nail a block of wood that measured approximately 2 inches by 4 inches. A nail shot into the employee's right foot/ankle, passing through the tibia bone. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the puncture injury.
Keywords: air pressure, ankle, carpenter, equipment operator, foot, fracture, framing, nail gun, projectile, puncture, residential construction, struck by, tibia
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1363528.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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