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Accident: 779603 - Employee'S Eardrum Broken By Loud Noise

Accident: 779603 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 02/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11117730903/07/19901761Accurate Sheet Metal
Employee #1, a sheet metal worker, was hanging sheet metal ducts with a Hilti DX36M powder- actuated tool using red shots #SdF22p8t (the hottest and strongest). He was shooting metal hanger straps into Q decking that was 22 gauge thick and would be covered with 3 in. of concrete. The straps are used to hold up the sheet metal duct work. The area Employee #1 was working in had some steel studs in place for partitions and some unfinished sheet rock had been put up. Employee #1's eardrum was broken by a loud impact noise.
Keywords: sheet metal, construction, ear, noise, powder actuated tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111177309 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Sheetmetal duct installers

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