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Accident: 202508420 - Employee Is Impaled In The Face By Nail Gun

Accident: 202508420 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 06/10/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31432731306/15/20111751Lavoie & Sons Construction
On June 10, 2011, Employee #1 was nailing the shear wall of a building under construction using a pneumatic nail gun, and a three-inch long nail bounced back and impaled Employee #1 in the skull below his right cheek. Employee #1 was airlifted to the hospital for treatment.
Keywords: portable power tool, nail, impaled, skull, face, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314327313 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters

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