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Accident: 101147.015 - Employee Operating Miter Saw Has Thumb Lacerated In Kick Bac

Accident: 101147.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 11/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279586.01511/15/2017Patriacca Construction, Inc.
At 11:00 p.m. on November 7, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in exterior carpentry at a multiemployer construction project, a residential building. He was using a radial arm miter saw to cut a section of rolled Tyvek material when the saw kicked back. The saw blade struck Employee #1's left thumb, causing a deep laceration. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the laceration.
Keywords: struck by, kick back, material handling, portable power tool, residential construction, laceration, machine guarding, blade, saw, thumb
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1279586.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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