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Accident: 95665.015 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Saw Kick Back

Accident: 95665.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1233578.01505/18/2017Scott O'Hara Construction

At 12:00 p.m. on May 15, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in carpentry work at the construction site for a private residence. He was working on the deck and laying out 1 foot by 6 foot planks. Recognizing that a board needed a relief notch, he pulled up the plank and prepared to plac e the notch using a Ridgid Circular Saw R8651. As Employee #1 released the saw trigger, the saw kicked back. It lacerated the third, fourth, and fifth fingers of his left hand. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transpor ted to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputation of his left hand ring finger and lacerations to the middle and pinky fingers.

Keywords: amputation, circular saw, decking, finger, installing, kick back, laceration, residential construction, saw, wood panel
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1233578.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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