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Accident: 201634730 - Employee'S Finger Injured By Powder-Actuated Tool

Accident: 201634730 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 07/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30782781607/27/20041731Cochran Inc
At approximately 8:10 a.m. on July 19, 2004, Employee #1 was using a 0.27 caliber Ramset Viper powder-actuated tool. He was told by his supervisor to stop because the owner of the building where he was working did not allow it to be used during the day because of the noise. Employee #1 was putting the tool back into its storage case when it fired, shooting a piston through his left index finger. He was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. Employee #1 had not unloaded the charge before starting to pack away the tool.
Keywords: finger, work rules, construction, struck by, powder actuated tool, accidental discharge, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 24 250
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307827816 Hospitalized injury Puncture Electricians

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