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Report: Self-inflicted shooting-unintentional at Star Service Inc in Buras, Louisiana

DATE: 03/25/20

An HVAC technician was returning from lunch to a maintenance job at a home. He was showing a 9-millimeter firearm to another employee when it discharged, shooting him in the left leg. He was hospitalized with a wound to the knee and thigh.

Report ID 2020032778  
Date 03/25/2020  
UPA 1560098  
Primary NAICS 238220  
Nature 134 Gunshot wounds
Part of Body 5181 Knee(s) and leg(s)
Source 569 Person-injured or ill worker, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 7810 Firearm, unspecified
Event 1221 Self-inflicted shooting-unintentional
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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