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Accident: 202522967 - Carpenter Sawing Rafter Is Injured When Rafter Slips

Accident: 202522967 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/02/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31499987110/11/20121521John Rohrer Construction Inc

On October 2, 2012, Employee #1 was working on the exterior of a residential building. He was cutting a roof rafter with a skill saw. The rafter slipped off the support at the far end. This caused the rafter to swing upward. The moving rafter made contact with the saw and pushed the saw into the employee's wrist. The employee was hospitalized and treated for a wrist laceration.

Keywords: roof, building, carpenter, struck against, construction, rafter, saw, laceration, struck by, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314999871 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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