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Accident: 202692356 - Employee Injures Leg When Struck By Nail From Nail Gun

Accident: 202692356 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/06/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670100208/20/20131541Dellabarca Design & Build,Inc.
On August 6, 2013, an employee was performing concrete form work and was using a nail gun. He stepped on the hose, lost his footing while still holding the nail gun. He struck his right leg with the nail gun. When the nail gun hit against the leg, it discharged a nail into the employee right leg femur bone. The employer immediately transported the employee to the nearest hospital, where he was hospitalized and the surgery was performed.
Keywords: nail, impaled, struck by, lost balance, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316701002 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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