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Accident: 170070460 - Employee Killed When Piece Of Plywood Ejects From Saw

Accident: 170070460 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10436308003/11/19918211Georgetown Prpeparatory School
Employee #1 was using a 12 in. DeWalt radial arm saw to cut 45 degree angles on oak boards to be used in a chapel. Employee #1 was using a 12 in. by 5 1/2 in. by 3/4 in. piece of plywood during a test run. Employee #1 somehow placed the test piece at the back level while the saw was running. The board shot out from the saw blade and struck Employee #1 in the left femoral artery, killing him.
Keywords: loss of blood, work rules, saw, struck by, artery, flying object, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104363080 Fatality Other Carpenters

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