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Accident: 170127567 - Employee Struck And Killed By Ricocheting Fastener

Accident: 170127567 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/17/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11505196311/18/19921611Clarke County Secondary Road Department
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on November 17, 1992, Employee #1 was using a Ramset powder-activated tool to refasten bridge decking. He had fastened the planks on the northeast side, but had moved to the northwest side to secure a plank. Employee #1 shot a fastener into the laminated plank and was struck by the fastener as it ricocheted after striking a hidden nail or piece of metal. The fastener struck Employee #1 in the neck and lodged near his heart. He died from his injuries.
Keywords: heart, nail, construction, plank, bridge deck, neck, struck by, powder actuated tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115051963 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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