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Accident: 201158722 - Employee Inadvertently Fires Nail Into His Own Leg

Accident: 201158722 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/06/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588457712/19/20031751Mbc Construction Inc
At about 1:00 p.m. on December 6, 2003, Employee #1, a framer with MBC Construction, Inc., was working at a new construction site in Chino Hills, CA. He was a regular employee engaged in the wood framing of residential construction. Employee #1 was carrying a Hitachi model number NR83A pneumatic nail gun through a doorway that led from one room to another. He had not disconnected the nail gun from the air supply. He inadvertently pressed the nail gun's trigger, and the gun fired a 3.25 in. nail into his left thigh. Employee #1 was taken to the Anaheim Memorial Hospital in Anaheim, CA. where surgery was performed. Employee #1 was hospitalized for more than 24 hours.
Keywords: portable power tool, nail, carpenter, compressed air, construction, thigh, leg, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125884577 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Other

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