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Accident: 170195135 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Circular Saw

Accident: 170195135 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11189641107/13/19901761A Jack'S Roofing Co
On June 7, 1990, Employee #1, a roofer for A. Jodis Roofing, was installing a new roof on a church building. He had nailed down some batten boards that held the roof tiles, and was trimming off their ends when he somehow held back the saw's guard. The saw kicked back, amputating the tip of his left little finger. The employer did not allow saw guards to be blocked or tied back, and a coworker who examined the saw after the accident stated that the guard was in place.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, amputated, finger, guard, work rules, construction, circular saw, saw, roofer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111896411 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Roofers

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