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Accident: 170360820 - Employee Injured When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 170360820 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 12/06/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196881412/12/19960851Ca Forestry & Fire Protection
On December 6, 1996, Employee #1, a fire fighter, was using a Skilsaw, model 77, to cut a 4 ft long piece of 2-x-6 scrap lumber. The saw kicked back, lacerating his right leg. Employee #1 was in a poor position for using this particular model of saw.
Keywords: firefighter, kick back, portable power tool, work rules, circular saw, saw, laceration, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111968814 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Firefighting occupations

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