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Accident: 104140.015 - Employee Using Power Saw Has Thumb Amputated

Accident: 104140.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/24/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1301633.01503/15/2018Chapin Construction Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on October 24, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in framing work for a house being constructed. He was operating a portable powered circular saw, Skilsaw Mag 77LT, and cutting a 2 by 4 wood beam. The saw, which was properly guarded, kicked back, and its blade struck Employee #1's left thumb. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the partial amputation of his thumb. The tip of his thumb was successfully reattached, but there was bone loss.
Keywords: struck by, blade, circular saw, guard, amputation, residential construction, portable power tool, kick back, carpenter, thumb
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 1301633.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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