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Accident: 128858.015 - Masonry Apprentice Dies After Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 128858.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/18/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1489403.01508/19/2020Hamilton Masonry Incorporated
At 11:15 a.m. on August 18, 2020, Employee #1, a masonry apprentice employed by a masonry company, was working on a construction project, a new addition to a bu ilding on a military base. He was operating a Stihl TS-420 concrete saw with a 14-inch cutting wheel and cutting a precast concrete lintel. The saw kicked bac k and cut deeply into his neck. Military paramedics administered first aid, and the employee then was transported to the hospital. He died from his injury tha t day.
Keywords: blade, concrete, construction, cutting, kick back, laceration, neck, portable power tool, saw, training
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1489403.015 28 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry

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