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Accident: 170614119 - Carpenter'S Thumb Nearly Amputated By Hand-Held Circular Saw

Accident: 170614119 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 07/26/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11976119502/08/19957342Disaster Kleen Up
Employee #1, a carpenter, was working alone making a diagonal cut on a 1 by 6 piece of pine with a powered hand-held circular saw. He states that the board suddenly exploded into several pieces. The circular saw kicked back, nearly amputating Employee #1's left thumb. The saw was equipped with a telescopic blade guard.
Keywords: kick back, carpenter, thumb, circular saw, laceration, struck by, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119761195 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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