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Accident: 170706204 - Employee Amputates Left Thumb In Accident With Skil Saw

Accident: 170706204 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 09/08/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11216492610/14/19931521R & I Construction
Employee #1 was a laborer or a carpenter's helper working with a carpenter on a small residential remodeling job. The foreman was not on site. Employee #1 was ripping a section of a 2 by 4 stud to notch it out to accomodate plumbing. The Skil saw kicked back and ran over Employee #1's left thumb, amputating it. The Skil saw's floating guard was tied back with a piece of wire.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, work rules, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, blade, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112164926 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c.

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