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Accident: 95267.015 - Worker Operating Chop Saw Has Two Fingers Amputated

Accident: 95267.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 03/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1229959.01505/03/2017Lawrence Wood Products, L.L.C.

At 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a wood products company, was cutting wood 2 by 4s with a chop saw machine. His right hand was positione d at the point of operation, above the saw blade, when he pressed the operating pedal. The saw blade came into contact with his right hand. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputation of his right hand's index and middle fingers.

Keywords: amputation, blade, control lever, electric saw, finger, machine guarding, ppe, saw, struck against, wood slab

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1229959.015 63 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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