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Accident: 118565.015 - Employee Using Fastening Tool Shoots, Fractures Hand

Accident: 118565.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1408274.01506/14/2019Quickwire Electric, Inc.
At 5:15 a.m. on May 28, 2019, Employee #1, a foreman employed by an electrical c ontractor, was engaged in an improvement project at a commercial building. He w as installing/securing some conduit on the ceiling area using a Simpson Powder-A ctuated Tool, a fastening tool. The foreman noticed a piece of 2-inch conduit a nd the electrical box hanging down from the ceiling area. He set up an 8-foot s tepladder and used the fastening tool to lift and secure the material to the cei ling, while he braced himself with his other hand on the ceiling. During this p rocess, the tool slipped, and he shot the back of the hand he was bracing himsel f with. The foreman was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of multiple fractures to his hand and fingers.
Keywords: ceiling, conduit, construction, electrical box, electrical work, finger, fracture, gunshot, hand, installing, portable power tool, puncture wound, rehabilitation, stepladder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1408274.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic engineers

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