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Accident: 109623.015 - Employee Amputates Thumb When Pulled Into Miter Saw Blade

Accident: 109623.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1350109.01509/28/2018Old Globe Theatre
At 12:30 p.m. on August 24, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a theater, was operating a Dewalt sliding compound miter saw, Model DWS780, in the carpentry workshop. He was cutting one inch by three inch pine boards with the saw, which was mounted on a mobile workbench. The mobile workbench shifted, and the employee's hand was pulled into the blade of the miter saw. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for an amputated left thumb and lacerations to the index and middle fingers.
Keywords: caught in, saw, unsecured, amputated, blade, construction, finger, laceration, amputation, hand, equipment failure, carpenter, cutting, untrained, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1350109.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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