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Accident: 100056.015 - Employee Operating Circular Saw Incurs Leg Laceration

Accident: 100056.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 10/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272149.01510/23/2017Bng Construction, Inc.
At 3:12 p.m. on October 18, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was using a Dewalt circular handsaw to cut 2-inch by 8-inch pieces of lumber. The saw's guard failed to properly retract in the safe position, and the saw blade made contact with and lacerated Employee #1's right thigh. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the leg laceration.
Keywords: struck by, equipment failure, machine guarding, portable power tool, leg, laceration, hand tool, construction, blade, circular saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272149.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Concrete and terrazzo finishers

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