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Accident: 100093.015 - Employee Incurs Leg Lacerations When Angle Grinder Kicks Bac

Accident: 100093.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 10/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1269746.01510/10/2017D.L. Denman Construction, Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on October 5, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working on his knees inside a water tank. He was operating a Dewalt 4011 Angle Grinder, Type 1, 120 V, 50/60 HZ, 12000 RPM with a Pro Star Cut Off Wheel, diameter 4.5, thickness 0.45 inches, max RPM 13300, and cutting off welding tacks inside the water tank. The angle grinder kicked back, and the cut off wheel struck and cut Employee #1's right knee and lower hamstring. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for lacerations that damaged bone and tendon in his leg and knee.
Keywords: struck by, kick back, grinding wheel, knee, leg, laceration, guard, grinder, construction vehicle, water tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1269746.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Welders and cutters

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