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Accident: 201167780 - Employee Is Injured By Nail Gun

Accident: 201167780 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/07/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615262807/18/20069611La City General Services - Construction
At approximately 2:50 p.m. on July 7, 2006, Employee #1 was operating a pneumatic Makita nail gun, Serial Number 17983 E, Model Number AN8300. He was making a wood frame for a concrete fence wall and sidewalk. While stepping to another ledger board, 16 in. away, he tripped on the rebar for the footing rebar mat. He was holding onto the nail gun and used it as an extension of his hand while trying to break his fall. He was injured when the nail gun struck his right leg and a nail shot into his leg, just above the knee. He was hospitalized for four days at California Hospital.
Keywords: nail, rebar, tripped, air hose, struck by, concrete, leg, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126152628 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters

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