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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,260 $0 $5,260
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,085 $0 $1,085
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 01/10/2007 01/29/2007 $1,000 $5,000 $0 01/18/2007 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 01/10/2007 02/13/2007 $0 $175 $0 01/18/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1509 B 01/10/2007 02/13/2007 $85 $85 $0 01/18/2007 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202463980 Event: 07/13/2006Employee Shoots Self With Nail Gun, Suffers Puncture Wound
On July 7, 2006, Employee #1 was working at a construction worksite as a framing foreman. Employee #1 was using a Hitachi NR83 pneumatic nail gun and was nailing plywood in the basement level of a three-level house under construction. Employee #1 was holding the nail gun in his right hand, and was preparing to discharge a nail, when one of the other employees called his name and he turned to answer him. Employee #1 had just reloaded the nail gun, when another employee called him and asked another question. Employee #1 turned around, got up and as he stood up he was holding the nail gun in his right hand and the nail gun hit his right knee, discharging the nail into his knee. The nail, which was a 2.375-in. ring-shank nail was embedded in the femur bone, but did not fracture or shatter the bone. Employee #1 was hospitalized for five days for surgery to remove the nail and had 32 stitches.
Keywords: knee, nail, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310193578 Hospitalized injury Puncture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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