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Accident: 92937.015 - Worker Is Injured When Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 92937.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1208876.01502/08/2017Bovard Studio Inc.

At 9:00 a.m. on January 30, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a specialty glass com pany, was engaged in exterior carpentry at a commercial building. He was operat ing a Ridgid circular saw, 6.2 inches, powered by an 18 volt battery, to cut a 3 feet long 2 by 4 piece of wood window trim. The trim was needed to complete a window installation. The saw kicked back and cut the tip of Employee #1's left thumb. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the h ospital. He was admitted, and medical personnel performed an amputation to repa ir the tip of his thumb. The subsequent investigation was unable to determine w hy the saw kicked back. The saw was properly guarded and the blade was sharp. Employee #1 was wearing leather gloves, but the gloves did not prevent the injur y.

Keywords: amputation, building, carpenter, circular saw, construction, glove, installing, kick back, laceration, thumb
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1208876.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Glaziers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause:

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