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Accident: 111251.015 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated While Using Circular Saw

Accident: 111251.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1339345.01508/16/2018Kelly T Murphy
At 11:15 a.m. on August 1, 2018, an employee was cutting two by four lumber with a portable Makita circular saw. The employee was not holding the saw with both hands when the saw blade made contact with the employee's left thumb. The employee received an amputation injury to the left thumb and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: struck by, lumber, amputation, portable power tool, amputated, cutting, blade, circular saw, contact, thumb
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1339345.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenter

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