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Accident: 201693769 - Employee Injures Thumb While Cleaning Spray Gun

Accident: 201693769 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 03/15/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31475503403/17/20113731General Dynamicsbuilding Company
At approximately 11:50 p.m. on March 15, 2011, Employee #1, of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, sustained injury to his left thumb while he was cleaning a spray gun (airless Grayco) after performing high-pressure injection of paint thinner. Employee #1 reversed the tip, hit gun's trigger, injecting (300 to 400 PSI) thinner through nitrile and cotton glove into left thumb. He suffered unspecified injuries to his left thumb, and he was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: shipyard, glove, work rules, cleaning, thumb, paint solvent, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314755034 Hospitalized injury Puncture Painters, construction and maintenance

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