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Accident: 117312.015 - Employee Injures Arm In Kickback From Saw

Accident: 117312.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396640.01504/29/2019San Diego County Water Authority

At 7:15 a.m. on January 30, 2019, an employee was developing a prototype piece o f equipment for unmanned camera pipeline inspections, and required a plastic dis c. The employee found plastic material approximately 3/8 inch thick and decided to fabricate the disc using a Powermatic Table Saw (Serial Number 9166217) in th e carpentry department. The employee was making a cut on the plastic material wh en the saw edge got caught and caused a kickback of the material. The plastic ma terial cut the employee near his inner elbow on the left arm causing a severe ar terial injury. The saw did not have a guard or a spreader installed on it. The e mployee was treated at a local hospital.

Keywords: arm, artery, cutting, elbow, kick back, laceration, table saw, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1396640.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Engineers, n.e.c.

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