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Accident: 105979.015 - Employee Is Caught By Saw Blade And Partially Amputates Two

Accident: 105979.015 -- Report ID: 0454715 -- Event Date: 05/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318966.01505/29/2018Hassell & Hughes Lumber Company, Incorporated
At 6:45 a.m. on May 21, 2018, an employee was assisting a coworker with his PopUp saw when it was operating slowly. The employee sprayed contact cleaner on the switch that controlled the saw's foot pedal and went to test it. The employee had placed his right hand on the machine's frame, pressed the foot pedal, and the saw blade rose up, lacerating his middle finger and partially amputating his ring finger and pinky. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: saw, amputation, blade, guard, laceration, lockout, finger, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1318966.015 58 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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