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Accident: 789792 - Employee'S Head Punctured By Air Nail Gun

Accident: 789792 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 04/21/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11577748404/21/19942451Fugua Homes Inc
At around 4:20 p.m. on April 15, 1994, Employee #1 was at a manufactured home plant in Bend, OR. He attempted to step down and walk beside a coworker who was standing on a 5 ft stepladder installing sheet rock on a header with a Dual Fast pneumatic nail gun. When the coworker finished nailing the header, he lowered the nail gun with his finger on the trigger and contacted the head of Employee #1, who was stooped over. The safety trigger release on the nail gun depressed and a 1 1/2 inch nail entered Employee #1's head. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to the St. Charles Hospital in Bend and was released after two nights' stay.
Keywords: portable power tool, head, air spring, installing, nail, hand tool, inattention, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115777484 Hospitalized injury Puncture Production helpers

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