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Accident: 113745.015 - Employee Operating Circular Saw Cuts Two Fingers

Accident: 113745.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 01/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1379446.01502/19/2019Timber Works Construction Inc.
At 1:56 p.m. on January 18, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was engaged in framing erection work for a new three-story residential buildi ng. He was working from a scaffold and operating a Skilsaw circular saw with a guarded blade measuring approximately 7.25 inches to cut wedges from a 2 by 4 pi ece of lumber. The rotating blade made contact with the employee's left hand an d cut two fingers. The employee was transported by the site foreman to a medica l clinic and then transported by ambulance to a hospital. He was treated for la cerations to his left index and middle fingers and then released without hospita lization.
Keywords: blade, carpenter, circular saw, contact, cutting, equipment operator, finger, fracture, framing, hand, laceration, lumber, residential construction, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1379446.015 48 M Non Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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