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Accident: 106737.015 - Employee'S Finger, Cut When Saw Kicks Back, Requires Amputat

Accident: 106737.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 05/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318034.01505/23/2018Reliable Framing, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on May 14, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, w as engaged in carpentry work for a new residential structure, a multiemployer co nstruction project. He was operating a powered circular saw that required two h ands to operate while using one hand to support a 4-foot long piece of 2 by 4 lu mber. The saw blade encountered a knot and kicked back, nearly severing his lef t forefinger. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitt ed and treated. During surgery, his finger required amputation.
Keywords: amputation, blade, carpenter, circular saw, cutting, finger, guard, kick back, laceration, residential construction, saw, struck against, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1318034.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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