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Accident: 170698526 - Employee'S Finger Severed By Circular Saw In Kick Back

Accident: 170698526 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/10/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11993318212/11/19921751Tony Lipman
Employee #1 was using a circular saw to cut short sections of wood strips from a 2 in. by 1 in. strip of wood braced by a section of 2 by 4 lumber lying on the concrete floor. When the saw penetrated the floor, it kicked back and severed Employee #1's left ring finger and severely cut two adjoining fingers. The ring finger was reattached, but the prognosis indicates a long rehabilitation time.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, severed, finger, construction, circular saw, saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119933182 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenter apprentices

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