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Accident: 100658.015 - Employee Is Cutting Scrap Wood And Amputates Three Fingers

Accident: 100658.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 10/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272832.01510/24/2017Edgebuilder, Inc.
At 10:05 a.m. on October 19, 2017, an employee was operating the Whirlwind model 212 cut-off saw cutting scrap lumber into smaller pieces for disposal. The employee's left hand was struck by the saw blade when the blade caught the wood and drew his hand into the blade. The employee amputated his pinky, index finger, and middle finger and is hospitalized.
Keywords: saw, laceration, amputation, portable power tool, finger, amputated, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272832.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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