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Accident: 170698468 - Employee'S Finger Severed By Skil Saw In Kick Back

Accident: 170698468 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/10/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11993290312/11/19921751Tony Litman/J.R. Dev. Co.
Employee #1, of J.K. Development, was using a Skil saw to saw short blocks of wood from a 2 in. by 1 in. strip of wood braced by a short section of 2 in. by 4 in. wood block lying on the concrete floor. The saw penetrated the concrete floor, kicked back, and severed Employee #1's left ring finger and severely cut two adjoining fingers. The ring finger was reattached, but prognosis indicates a long rehabilitation time.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, severed, finger, construction, circular saw, laceration, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119932903 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenter apprentices

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