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Accident: 14453195 - Employee'S Arm Lacerated By Saw Blade

Accident: 14453195 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 01/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11119382704/30/19901522Southwest Builders & Development, Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting a piece of 2 by 10 lumber in the open area between units. He was standing on a sloped surface using a powered portable circular saw. The saw's model and serial number were not available. When Employee #1 finished the cut, he slipped backward. While trying to regain his balance, he struck his left arm against the saw blade. (Note: the lower portion of the blade guard was wedged up into the upper guard.) Employee #1 suffered an 8 centimeter jagged laceration on the ulnar side of the left volar forearm.
Keywords: work rules, forearm, slip, struck against, construction, circular saw, laceration, blade, lost balance, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111193827 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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