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Accident: 201505336 - Employee Impaled In Eye By Nail From Pneumatic Nail Gun

Accident: 201505336 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/25/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30733470608/24/20042448E & M Pallet Services Llc
On May 25, 2004, Employee #1 was rebuilding recycled wood pallets. Employee #1 was using a pneumatic nail gun. When he shot a nail into the pallet, the nail ricocheted and struck Employee #1 in the left eye. Employee #1 was not provided with eye protection by the employer. Employee #1 suffered permanent loss of sight in the left eye.
Keywords: eye, nail, impaled, construction, pallet
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307334706 Hospitalized injury Puncture Laborers, except construction

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