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Accident: 101991.015 - Employee Using Power Saw Has Thumb Amputated In Kick Back

Accident: 101991.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286198.01501/05/2018C. W. Construction Inc.
At 12:15 p.m. on December 19, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction comp any, was engaged in framing work on the roof of a new two-story residential stru cture. He was operating a Skilsaw SPT77WM(L) power saw to make a 20 degree rip cut in a roof joist. The saw kicked back and the blade struck and amputated his thumb. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the thumb amputation.
Keywords: amputation, blade, carpenter, electric saw, kick back, portable power tool, residential construction, struck by, thumb, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1286198.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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