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Accident: 105780.015 - Employee'S Chest Is Lacerated When Concrete Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 105780.015 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 04/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1312052.01504/27/2018Bja Masonry Llc
At 11:00 a.m. on April 27, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a masonry company, was operating a Stihl TS420 Concrete Saw with a 14-inch diamond blade. He was cutting a lintel from an approximately 6 feet long, 4 feet wide, 2.5 feet high concrete circulating pump enclosure. The saw kicked back and slashed Employee #1 across the right upper chest and shoulder area. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a severe laceration.
Keywords: pump, kick back, laceration, construction, shoulder, chest, concrete, concrete block, blade, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1312052.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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