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Accident: 14507065 - Struck By Saw Tooth Thrown From Rotating Saw Blade

Accident: 14507065 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 07/24/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
157006807/27/19842439Better Buy Builders Supply Inc
ON JULY 24, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:30 AM, EMPLOYEE #1, A SAW OPERATOR, WAS FEEDING BOARDS INTO THE IDACO-WEBMATIC TRUSS SAW (SN 4555). A BOARD REPORTEDLY BECAME LODGED WHILE PASSING THROUGH THE NO. 2 SAW. (THE NUMBER TWO SAW WAS A 22 INCH, CARBON TIPPED BLADE, 10 HORSEPOWER, 3450 RPM SHAFT SPEED.) THIS CAUSED THE SAW TO FLEX AND STRIKE THE CHAIN DRIVE WHICH WAS FEEDING WOOD INTO THE MACHINE. ABOUT 20 OF THE 80 CARBIDE TIPS ON THE SAW BLADE WERE SHEARED OFF. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STRUCK IN THE ABDOMEN BY A CARBIDE TIP SHEARED FROM THE SAW BLADE. HE LATER DIED FROM INTERNAL INJURIES.
Keywords: abdomen, circular saw, jammed, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1570068 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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