Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170068241 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Fingers By Circular Saw

Accident: 170068241 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 08/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10445555509/01/19932512Sealy Furniture Of Maryland Ltd Partnership
Employee #1 was cutting wood frame parts for sofas on a Tannewitz brand circular saw. A guard was in place, but was bolted at a height of 5 inches above the table, so that the 10 inch blade was in fact not guarded at all. Employee #1 looked away when someone called his name, and his left index and little finger were fully amputated; his left thumb was partially amputated. A contributing factor to the accident was that workers are paid piece rates based on group production.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, thumb, circular saw, saw, blade, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104455555 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close