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Accident: 170900757 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Powder-Actuated Gun Discharges

Accident: 170900757 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605729802/03/19981799Metro Fire Protection, Inc.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on January 26, 1998, Employee #1 was preparing to install anchor bolts, and loaded one into a Ramset gun after inserting the cartridge. He was pushing on the anchor bolt with his left hand when the powder-actuated gun fired. The anchor bolt penetrated his left palm and came out the top of his hand. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for a puncture wound and released the same day.
Keywords: portable power tool, installing, construction, struck by, flying object, powder actuated tool, hand, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126057298 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Other

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