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Accident: 14569032 - Cut By Sawmill Saw Blade

Accident: 14569032 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 11/14/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510680011/14/19842421Lazys Lumber Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 OPERATED A HEAD-RIG AT THE SAWMILL. HE WAS AT HIS STATION ADJUSTING THE SAWGUIDE WITH AN OPEN END WRENCH. THE WRENCH SLIPPED, CAUSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO MOVE FORWARD INTO THE 56" DIAMETER SAW. THE SAW WAS OF A VERY OLD TYPE. EMPLOYEE #1 LOST HIS LEFT HAND AT THE WRIST. HE ALSO LOST THE THUMB AND THE TIP OF HIS FIRST FINGER ON HIS RIGHT HAND. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD NOT MADE THE SAWGUIDE ADJUSTMENT AS INSTRUCTED. ALSO, THE ADJUSTING SCREWS WERE TOO CLOSE TO THE SAW BLADE, REQUIRING THE USE OF HAND TOOLS.
Keywords: severed, maintenance, finger, slip, circular saw, saw, laceration, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15106800 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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