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Accident: 170182836 - Employee Injured When Table Saw Kicks Back Metal Piece

Accident: 170182836 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/28/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11204435906/05/19913728Supreme Machine Products
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on May 28, 1991, Employee #1 was cutting a Craftsman 10 in. circular metal saw to cut a piece of metal. He completed the cut and was placing it with the others when the cut piece came in contact with the running saw. The metal piece kicked back into the left side of Employee #1's face, breaking his cheekbone and lacerating his right hand at the base of the thumb. He was treated at San Antonio Community Hospital and discharged on June 1, 1991. The table saw was not equipped with a guard.
Keywords: kick back, fracture, work rules, circular saw, laceration, struck by, flying object, face, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112044359 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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