Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200340859 - Worker Dies While Operating Powered Chop Saw

Accident: 200340859 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 04/14/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30704719104/14/20091623A-1 Excavating Inc.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. on April 14, 2009, Employee #1, of A-1 Excavating, Inc., was cutting cast iron pipe. While cutting the pipe in the trench, he was using a Shihl chop saw (Model Number TS700). The saw kicked back, the blade striking Employee #1 in the neck. He died due to the saw cutting his trachea and right carotid artery.

Keywords: kick back, electric saw, laceration, neck, pipe, artery
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307047191 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close