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Accident: 105455.015 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated When Power Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 105455.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 05/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313380.01505/03/2018Advanced Construction Southwest Of California, Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a wood framing constructi on company, was engaged in carpentry work at the site of a new five-story multif amily residential structure. He was operating a portable power-driven circular saw and cutting a 2 by 4 piece of wood when the saw blade kicked back, striking and amputating his left thumb. Emergency services transported the employee to t he hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the amputation.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, blade, carpenter, circular saw, erection process, finger, kick back, lumber, residential construction, saw, thumb, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   5 60
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1313380.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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