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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201634441 - Worker Suffers Injury When Powder Actuated Gun Discharges

Accident: 201634441 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 04/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30782092804/19/20041711Temp Control Mechanical
On April 15, 2004, a worker tried to activate a powder actuated gun that was loaded, when his hand slipped, going in front of the barrel. The gun accidentally discharged, and the worker was hospitalized with several fractured hand bones.
Keywords: fracture, gunshot, installing, air conditioner, mechanic, powder actuated tool, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307820928 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Other

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