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Accident: 170151476 - Employee'S Knee Cut By Skilsaw

Accident: 170151476 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/19/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12008037908/31/19951521Trans America Landscape
Employee #1, of Transamerica Landscape, was working on a swimming pool. He was cutting an approximately 8 to 12 ft long piece of 2 by 4 wood that he was holding with his left hand. The guard on the Skilsaw was wedged up by either a nail or a piece of wood, and when he cut a piece that made the saw kick back the saw swung back over Employee #1's right knee and cut him severely.
Keywords: kick back, knee, work rules, construction, circular saw, laceration, blade, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120080379 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction trades, n.e.c.

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