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Accident: 170609705 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Circular Saw

Accident: 170609705 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/26/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12005404401/02/19963728Hughes Space & Communications Co
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on December 26, 1995, Employee #1, of Hughes Space and Communication, was making pallet racks for an existing metal shelf in Building S23. He was using a stacked pallet with 2 by 6 boards as a work surface. Employee #1 was cutting several pieces of wood when the circular saw kicked back, amputating the last joint of his right little finger. He was transported to RFK Medical Center for treatment.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, amputated, finger, work rules, circular saw, saw, blade, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120054044 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Stock and inventory clerks

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