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Accident: 170626733 - Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself With Nail Gun

Accident: 170626733 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/27/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572379105/31/20011542L B Construction Inc
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on April 27, 2001, a carpenter was seriously injured while working at a school construction site. The accident happened while the carpenter was framing a 2 inch by 6 inch stud with a nail gun. The air gun's air hose got caught on a board, and the carpenter pulled the air hose loose. The tip of the nail gun stuck his leg discharging a 16D nail into his leg just above the knee. The nail penetrated through his femur and the nail continued its travel into the fibula of his lower leg. The employee was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he received medical treatment.
Keywords: knee, nail, carpenter, air hose, leg, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125723791 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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