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Accident: 14196372 - Employee Amputates Middle Finger

Accident: 14196372 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 04/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10203086304/30/19869211Springfield Hospital Center
Employee #1 was using a Samson, 12-inch-diameter chop saw (cut-off) to cut parts off vinyl and metal window frames. The frames were being cut to the proper length and at a 90 degree angle. Employee #1 was making the 13th cut when he failed to maintain proper clearance and amputated approximately one quarter inch off the middle finger of the right hand. The point of operation is four and three quarter inches high and eight inches wide. No guard was in use. No formal training had been provided. The employer plans to install guarding.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, saw, laceration, point of operation, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102030863 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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