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Accident: 115758.015 - Employee Lacerates Forearm While Using Saw

Accident: 115758.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 04/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396526.01504/29/2019Marling Lumber Company, Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on April 24, 2019, an employee was working at a lumber yard cutting wood. The employee was a yard laborer and he was cutting a 2 by 4 for use as du nnage with a radial arm saw. The employee was cutting one 2 by 4 at a time while holding it in place with another 2 by 4. During the cuts, the boards were only held in place by the employee's left hand, while the employee used the right han d to operate the radial arm saw. While cutting the 2 by 4, the saw blade jumped causing the boards to move. The employee's left sleeve got caught on the saw and once the saw was through the wood, the saw continued to travel into the employe e's left arm. The employee sustained a severe laceration to the left forearm. Th e employee was taken to the hospital and had surgery the same day. The employee received numerous stitches.
Keywords: arm, clothing, electric saw, forearm, laceration
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1396526.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Sawing machine operators

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