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Accident: 170160378 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Rip Saw

Accident: 170160378 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 07/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12599294107/21/19972511The Wexford Collection
Employee #1 was cleaning out the blade of a rip saw when his fingers struck the still coasting blade and were amputated. He was newly assigned to the operation and failed to follow lockout procedures. Employee #1's training was minimal and was conducted in English; he spoke only Spanish.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, cleaning, circular saw, lockout, saw, untrained, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125992941 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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