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Accident: 170193684 - Employee'S Hand Cut When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 170193684 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/29/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11209975903/17/19921751Comtemporary Framing
Employee #1, of Contemporary Framing, was cutting a joist with a portable power circular saw, using a method called the back hand cut. The saw bucked, kicking back and striking the back of his left hand with the rotating blade. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for a cut hand. The protective guard of the saw had been wedged up.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, work rules, construction, circular saw, laceration, struck by, blade, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112099759 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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