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Accident: 170179741 - Employee'S Toe Lacerated By Circular Saw

Accident: 170179741 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 01/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11222452201/15/19911521Gary Hardy Construction
At 10:30 a.m. on January 11, 1991, Employee #1, a first period carpenter apprentice, was cutting 2 by 4s with a new, power-driven, hand-held skill saw. The saw kicked back, lacerating his toe. He was treated and released from Simi Valley Adventist Hospital. Both Employee #1 and witnesses stated that the guard on the saw was working properly. The foreman stated that the first period apprentice carpenters were not to make saw cuts and were to be supervised at all times. The employer was cited for a general violation of T8CCR 1510(b), and was issued 4307(c), an information memorandum.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, carpenter, work rules, construction, circular saw, inexperience, laceration, toe, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112224522 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenter apprentices

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