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Accident: 170152169 - Employee'S Hand Injured By Shell Detonation

Accident: 170152169 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 01/10/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11222446401/11/19911741David Mackey Drywall
Employee #1 was operating a Red Head shell-fired ram gun with his right hand to secure metal studs to a block wall. A shell misfired and the breach of the gun was opening or opened. When detonation occurred, the shell casing disintegrated, flying out of the breach and striking Employee #1 in the left hand, causing lacerations and punctures.
Keywords: construction, equipment failure, laceration, struck by, flying object, powder actuated tool, hand, mech malfunction, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112224464 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Drywall installers

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