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Accident: 99680.015 - Worker Cuts Fingers On Table Saw'S Unguarded Blade

Accident: 99680.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1250219.01507/27/2017New Space Construction

At 4:00 p.m. on July 17, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction general c ontractor, was working at a commercial building being renovated. He was operati ng a DeWalt table saw, Model DWE7480, to cut a piece of wood laminate wall tile that measured approximately 31 inches by 7 inches. Employee #1 finished the cut , turned off the table saw, and reached for the piece of wall tile. The table s aw's blade, which was unguard, was continuing to rotate, and Employee #1's hand struck the blade. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transport ed to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for lacerations to the nail bed of two of his fingers.

Keywords: blade, building, construction, finger, laceration, material handling, repair, table saw, unguarded, wood panel

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1250219.015 21 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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