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Accident: 170363493 - Employee'S Finger Amputated When Skill Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 170363493 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021070310/18/20071741Lamon Constr Inc
On October 9, 2007, Employee #1, a carpenter, was using a skill saw to cut a piece of plywood when the saw kicked back. Before the guard closed, the saw struck his left hand, amputating the ring finger. The foreman took Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was treated and released after six hours.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, carpenter, finger, guard, work rules, construction, circular saw, saw, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120210703 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Other

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