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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

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