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Accident: 170187199 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 170187199 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 07/30/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207879508/02/19901751R.L.O. Corporation Dba Olson Construction Co.
At approximately 3:25 p.m. on July 30, 1990, Employee #1, a laborer for KLO Corporation, dba Olson Construction Company, was cutting 1 in. square notches out of the corners of a 6 in. piece of 2 by 6 wood. To do this, he wedged up the guard on the portable, power-driven, circular hand saw. The saw kicked back, amputating three fingers on his left hand. Employee #1 was transported to Terrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, amputated, finger, guard, work rules, construction, circular saw, electric saw, saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112078795 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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