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Accident: 112919.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Circular Saw

Accident: 112919.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 01/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At 4:45 p.m. on January 18, 2019, Employee #1 was attempting to cut wood uprights off a pallet.In order to do so, the employee used a circular saw to cut the tips of wooden uprights that were being used to stabilize material on a pallet. Once the pallet was loaded with material, if any uprights were not level with the material, then the tips of the uprights were cut off using a circular saw. Employee #1 was injured while attempting to catch one of the tips being cut off. Employee #1's finger was struck by the blade of the saw, resulting in a finger tip amputation to the thumb. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: saw, finger, amputation, machine guarding, circular saw, thumb, amputated, blade, fingertip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1373627.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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