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Accident: 170191092 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated When Skilsaw Kicks Back

Accident: 170191092 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11197985206/06/19911752Darrow Framing Corp
Employee #1, a skilled carpenter, was using a model 77 Skilsaw to cross cut lumber at the construction site of a new home. The saw bound up and kicked back, amputating his left thumb. The saw's guard was in proper position.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, amputated, carpenter, caught by, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111979852 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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