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Accident: 14327548 - Shot In Head By A Powder Actuated Tool

Accident: 14327548 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 05/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
201111205/08/19851542Skinker & Garrett, Inc.
TWO CARPENTERS WERE USING A POWDER ACTUATED TOOL TO ANCHOR PLYWOOD FORMS TO A CONCRETE WALL. A THIRD CARPENTER WAS CUTTING FORMS APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET AWAY. ONE OF THE CARPENTERS FIRED INTO A HOLLOW SECTION OF THE CONCRETE, ALLOWING THE 2" NAIL TO BECOME A PROJECTILE. THE NAIL STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE WHO WAS CUTTING FORMS IN THE HEAD, KILLING HIM. NONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WERE USING HEAD OR FACE PROTECTION AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: head, nail, carpenter, construction, struck by, flying object, powder actuated tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2011112 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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