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Accident: 201159704 - Employee'S Skull Is Punctured By Nail

Accident: 201159704 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588406406/15/20041742Best Interior Design & Construction
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on February 17, 2004, a framer was shooting nails around the molding of a window with a Hitachi, model #NR90AC, pneumatic nail gun. Employee #1 approached the window area to assist. While nailing, the framer lost his balance and inadvertently discharged a nail in through the window. This nail struck Employee #1 on the top of his head and penetrated the right side of his skull. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of the puncture wound.
Keywords: head, nail, carpenter, compressed air, construction, skull, flying object, 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 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125884064 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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