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Accident: 14538185 - Employee'S Wrist Lacerated When Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 14538185 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/12/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11185697710/24/19901541W.D.P. Construction
On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, Employee #1 was using a Skilsaw to cut a 2 by 4 at a construction project in El Dorado Hills, CA. He was holding the board in his left hand and making the cut above his hand. When the cut was nearly complete, the saw bound and jumped back out of the 2 by 4. The board was knocked away and Employee #1's left wrist struck against the saw blade. He sustained a severe laceration on his wrist, severing the tendon to his thumb, as well as nerves and blood vessels. Employee #1 was taken to a local firehouse and administered first aid before being transported to Mercy Hospital in Folsom.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, severed, tendon, work rules, construction, thumb, circular saw, laceration, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111856977 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenter apprentices

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