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Accident: 14250781 - Construction Employee Struck By Fastener From Powder Gun

Accident: 14250781 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
299872208/24/19871542F. N. Thompson, Inc.
A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WAS COVERING A CHIMNEY FLOOR OPENING ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF A CONSTRUCTION REMODELING PROJECT. A SPEED FASTENER, INC (MODEL 825) DIRECT-ACTING POWDER ACTUATED TOOL WAS USED TO FASTEN 5/8 INCH PLYWOOD TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR. THE TOOL WAS POSITIONED LESS THAN 1 INCH FROM THE UNPROTECTED EDGE OF THE FLOOR OPENING. THE CONCRETE-SPALLED DRIVE PIN DEFLECTED OFF THE CONCRETE AND PIERCED THE PROTECTIVE HELMET OF EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS USING A JACK HAMMER TO DEMOLISH THE CHIMNEY ON THE THIRD FLOOR LEVEL. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED PUNCTURE WOUNDS OF THE HEAD, EAR, NECK, AND UPPER CHEST.
Keywords: chest, head, work rules, construction, ear, neck, struck by, flying object, powder actuated tool, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2998722 Hospitalized injury Puncture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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