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Accident: 201168960 - Employee Injured When Hand Shot By Powder-Actuated Nailer

Accident: 201168960 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/16/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619291308/15/20071742Rice Drywall Inc
On July 16, 2007, Employee #1, a carpenter and drywall installer for Rice Drywall, Inc., was framing at a Marriott hotel undergoing renovations in Culver City, CA. He was using a Ramset model 721 powder-actuated tool, and 1-1/4 in. pins to attach studs to the deck to support soffits that were to be installed. The tool misfired, and Employee #1 tried to activate it two more times. He had put his hand in front of the barrel of the tool while trying to troubleshoot the problem when the tool activated, shooting a pin into his lower palm. Employee #1 was transported to UCLA Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was released the same day.
Keywords: repair, carpenter, work rules, construction, struck by, powder actuated tool, hand, mech malfunction, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126192913 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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