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Accident: 170178867 - Employee'S Forearm Is Cut By Portable Saw

Accident: 170178867 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/12/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983582504/16/19931799Atelier M/A
While doing framing work, Employee #1, of Atelier M/A, cut a 2 by 4 with a portable Skilsaw. The saw guard was operational, not pinned or wedged back. The 2 by 4 had a knot in it, and the saw kicked back and severed the employee's left forearm. The employee then pulled his arm back so hard that he slammed it into the structure, fracturing the arm.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, severed, fracture, forearm, struck against, circular saw, laceration
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119835825 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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