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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America in Houston, Texas

DATE: 07/13/18

An employee was trying to secure dunnage in a trailer using a pneumatic nail gun. He was in the process of standing up from a kneeling position when the gun’s trigger was caught in his work boots. The tongue of the boots depressed the trigger, causing it to fire a nail into his right lower leg.

Report ID 2018077046  
Date 07/13/2018  
UPA 1359256  
Primary NAICS 333924  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(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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