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Accident: 170247951 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Radial Saw Blade

Accident: 170247951 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 06/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11144374306/11/19912499Williamsburg Planters & Feeders Inc
At about 12:00 noon on June 11, 1991, Employee #1, a laborer with 1 month's experience, was placing material on the table of a 16 inch radial saw when his left hand contacted the unguarded, spinning blade. The middle and ring fingers of his left hand were severed at the last knuckle. His little finger was lacerated. The saw's cutting head was not equipped with a lower blade guard or a feature that would return the unit to its starting position away from the operator.
Keywords: severed, finger, work rules, saw, inexperience, laceration, blade, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111443743 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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