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Accident: 170613343 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Circular Saw

Accident: 170613343 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/16/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12577069310/31/19961711Bob'S Plumbing
Employee #1 was using a skill saw to cut a piece of wood to repair the wall under a customer's sink. He had to make a small, difficult cut and was holding up the blade guard with his hand when the saw jumped. Employee #1's right thumb was amputated at the knuckle.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, repair, work rules, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125770693 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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