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Accident: 170152334 - Employee Injured When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 170152334 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 04/26/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11222544604/29/19911629Jim Stewart Construction
At 10:30 a.m. on April 25, 1991, Employee #1 was in the northwest corner of a construction site cutting a small wooden board with a powered, hand-held circular saw. The wood fell forward, and the unguarded saw kicked back and twisted toward Employee #1, cutting his right thigh. He was taken to Ventura County Hospital Emergency Room for treatment and then released. The employer could not find the saw, but both Employee #1 and the employer agreed that the saw was similar to a 1991 model Skilsaw Circular Pro. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 4307(b) for an unguarded saw.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, work rules, construction, thigh, circular saw, saw, laceration, hand tool, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112225446 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers

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