Metal Stud Causes Injury
A carpenter sustained a laceration to the left hand beneath the thumb area. The employee was in the process of installing metal studs. The employee was wearing gloves. Another employee was installing top metal tracking on the floor just above the injured employee with the metal studs. The employee on the upper floor secured the metal tracking with one screw and while turning around to adjust his retractable, because it had locked him in place, he let go of the tracking. The tracking was not adequately secured with the other hand and it fell between the scaffolding and the wall to the next level below, where it struck the injured employee on his left hand, causing a laceration. The employee was sent immediately to the first aid nurse and then to the clinic. He was examined, given a tetanus shot, and received eleven stitches.