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Accident: 14537658 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Skilsaw

Accident: 14537658 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11187760108/27/19911751Bill Buck General Contractor
Employee #1 was using a Skilsaw to cut out a 6 in. notch in a 5 ft long 2 by 4. He held the 2 by 4 in his left hand on the end he was cutting. This gave him only 5 in. of board to hold. The saw went through the 2 by 4 and into his left hand, severing his ring finger at the first knuckle. Employee #1 should have laid the board down to cut it. The employer is doing more training.
Keywords: board, amputated, finger, work rules, construction, circular saw, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111877601 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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