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Accident: 202492542 - Employee'S Hand Is Injured When Shot With Tazer Gun

Accident: 202492542 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/02/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582798001/26/20129223Del Norte Co Sheriff'S Dept
On December 30, 2011, Employee #1, a Corrections Officer, was trying to control an inmate who was out of control. The employee shot the inmate with a tazer gun. One of the barbs of the tazer gun lodged in Employee #1's right hand. The employee received surgery to remove the barb from his hand.
Keywords: gunshot, control malfunction, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125827980 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Correctional institution officers

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