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Accident: 14415095 - Struck By Nail Shot From Powder Actuated Tool.

Accident: 14415095 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 10/15/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
148785910/16/19841542Rock N Disco Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
148786710/16/19841731Moses Electric
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSTALLING STUD WALLS IN A REMODELING PROJECT. HE WAS STANDING ON A SAW HORSE, PREPARING TO MOUNT THE STUD WALL TO THE CEILING BY NAILING IT WITH A POWDER ACTUATED HAND TOOL. THE GUN WAS LOADED AND HAD A NAIL IN IT. IT SOMEHOW WENT OFF. THE NAIL ENTERED BEHIND HIS RIGHT EAR AND CAME OUT HIS HEAD. IT CONTINUED TO THE CEILING, CHIPPING OUT A PIECE OF PLASTER. THE EMPLOYEE WAS WORKING ALONE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT
Keywords: head, nail, struck by, flying object, powder actuated tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487859 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported
2 1487867 Occupation Not Listed

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