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Accident: 110747.015 - Employee Is Struck By Wood When Kicked Back From Table Saw B

Accident: 110747.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 10/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1357954.01511/07/2018Albion College - Facilities Operations
At 9:45 a.m. on October 31, 2018, an employee was making dado cuts using a Delta Rockwell Table Saw while building frames for signage. The employee was pushing a 20 inch 2x4 through the dado blades to test the depth of the cut and the blade struck a knot in the wood, pushing the wood back into the employee's stomach. The employee bent forward and both hands struck the saw blade, amputating his left thumb and severely lacerating his right hand's palm. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: struck against, amputated, hand, amputation, laceration, blade, thumb, table saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1357954.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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