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Accident: 170189674 - Employee'S Hand Cut When Caught In Radial Arm Saw

Accident: 170189674 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/24/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215331705/07/19912435Pacific Bleached Board Sales
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on April 24, 1991, Employee #1 was using a pedestal-type radial arm saw to dado 4 in. by 4 in. by 3 in. pieces of wood. The saw was equipped with 6 in. dado blades, seven blades in a set. As the work progressed, dust and chips accumulated on the table. Employee #1 decided to blow off the excess dust with an air hose, the tip of which contacted the rotating saw and caused the hose was jerked forward. The tip of Employee #1's glove apparently became caught by the blade. He suffered lacerations on his right hand between the thumb and forefinger. The employer had an effective accident prevention program and a lockout/blockout procedure; the radial arm saw was also equipped with adequate guarding.
Keywords: clothing, glove, caught by, saw, laceration, lost control, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112153317 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Sawing machine operators

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