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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at BMC, LLC in Houston, Texas

DATE: 09/22/17

On September 22, 2017, at approximately 2:15 PM, an employee was helping a coworker drive nails into a wood door using a nail gun when the door moved. The employee was then shot by the nail gun. The nail pierced the employee’s left forearm to the bone.

Report ID 2017099106  
Date 09/22/2017  
UPA 1266858  
Primary NAICS 444110  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 423 Forearm(s)
Source 4212 Nails, brads, tacks, nuts, bolts, washers
Secondary Source 7235 Nail guns-powered
Event 6242 Struck by discharged object or substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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