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Accident: 107344.015 - Employee Using Circular Saw And Cuts Thumb

Accident: 107344.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1305495.01503/30/2018Raymond P Munro
At 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in wood framing for a residential construction project. He was operating a Skilsaw circular power saw to cut a 2-inch by 8-inch by 8-foot piece of lumber from a 12-foot long piece. The saw's blade hit a knot in the wood, and the saw kicked back. The saw blade struck and lacerated Employee #1's left thumb. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the thumb laceration, including surgery to reconnect tendons.
Keywords: tendon, laceration, residential construction, hand tool, wood erection, circular saw, equipment operator, kick back, carpenter, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1305495.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction Laborer

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