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Accident: 110026.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Cut When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 110026.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 06/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1329538.01507/16/2018Working Enterprises Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on June 26, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were working at a residential construction site. Employee #1 was operating a Skilsaw Mag77LT Circular Saw and cutting plywood gussets for the structure's frame work. The saw kicked back, and the blade struck Employee #1's left hand. It cut across the middle knuckles of the ring and middle finger, then jumped and cut the tips of those two fingers. The sawblade cut through bones and tendons on both fingers. Coworker #1 came to Employee #1's assistance, and they proceeded from the job site to the road, where Coworker #2 was waiting for them. Coworker #2 transported Employee #1 to the fire department, where emergency service personnel provided first aid for Employee #1's wounds. Employee #1 was then flown to a hospital, where he was admitted for further treatment, which included stitching the lacerated fingers and casting the left hand.
Keywords: cutting, hand, laceration, residential construction, hand tool, kick back, blade, circular saw, finger, equipment operator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1329538.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers

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