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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.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318051.01505/23/2018Kdh Builders, L.L.C.
At 3:00 p.m. on May 14, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in carpentry work for a new residential structure, a multiemployer construction project. He was operating a powered circular saw that required two hands to operate while using one hand to support a 4-foot long piece of 2 by 4 lumber. The saw blade encountered a knot and kicked back, nearly severing his left forefinger. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated. During surgery, his finger required amputation.
Keywords: struck by, saw, cutting, carpenter, finger, guard, amputation, residential construction, laceration, kick back, circular saw, blade, struck against
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
1 1318034.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters
2 1318051.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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