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Accident: 98212.015 - Employee'S Face Is Cut When Power Tool Kicks Back

Accident: 98212.015 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 06/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1241699.01506/21/2017Capital Interior Contractors
At 2:25 p.m. on June 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was performing interior work at a commercial building, a multiemployer construct ion project. He was using a hand-held router power tool to trim out holes in pr eparation for installing ceiling lights. The router became caught on a piece of material and kicked back. It flew out of Employee #1's hands and struck his ch eek and eye. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a laceration to his cheek and ey e socket.
Keywords: building, construction, eye, face, installing, kick back, laceration, lighting fixture, portable power tool, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1241699.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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