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Accident: 170695415 - Employee'S Hand Cut By Skill Saw

Accident: 170695415 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/12/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11209809005/19/19921751Mateko Construction
Employee #1, a concrete foreman, was using a skill saw to cut 2 by 4 lumber into 2 ft lengths. He was feeding a 2 by 4 with his left hand while the saw made sequential cuts. With one cut Employee #1 moved his left hand out of sequence and into the saw blade, which was not powered but still rotating. The guard did not close in time. The back of Employee #1's left hand was cut. Employee #1 was hospitalized, treated, and released. The employer was cited for violation of T8CCR 3203(a). The injury was reported by the Ventura County Fire Department.
Keywords: guard, work rules, construction, circular saw, laceration, blade, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112098090 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters

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