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Inspection: 300790797 - Cuyamaca Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 300790797Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 07/11/2002

Cuyamaca Construction Inc
1250 Olympic Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1751/Carpentry Work
Mailing: 10763 Woodside Ave Ste D, El Cajon, CA 92020

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/01/2002
Close Case:04/24/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362073108    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 10/02/2002 10/22/2002 $200 $200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201065133Event: 07/08/2002Employee Is Injured By Nailgun
At approximately 9:34 a.m., on July 8, 2002, Employee #1, a Carpenter, employed by Cuyamaca Construction Santee, CA, began his normal shift at 6:00 a.m. The employee was assigned pick up/clean up and installation of cabinet mounting blocks. While attempting to install a mounting block between two-wall joist, Employee#1 used a pneumatic nail gun (Hitachi NR 83A 3" Strip Nailer Air 70-120 psi, the nail length 2"x13" - 3"x31", 16 Penny Nail Wooden Block 5"x 4") to attach the block to the wall studs. The employee aimed the nail gun and squeezed the trigger. The nail came out of the nail gun into the corner of the block, cracking the corner of the block and allowing the nail to eject out of the stud and into the employee's right arm that was at a positioned near the work. The employee saw that the nail had entered his arm and proceeded to pull the nail out, and then continued to pick up his equipment and move on to the first level of the building. Employee #1 then noticed that his arm was getting sore and swollen. The employee reported the accident to his supervisor. Employee #1 suffered a ruptured artery in his right forearm. The supervisor had the employee transported to the hospital by another employee.
Keywords: installing, joist, nail, building, blocks, carpenter, construction, arm, artery, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300790797 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters

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