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Accident: 170706774 - Employee Saws Off Finger And Thumb

Accident: 170706774 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 10/03/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11986129210/13/19931751Concrete Phase Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting 2 by 8 boards into 3-foot lengths on his thigh, using a circular saw that had an inoperable lower guard. As Employee #1 held the board in his left hand and attempted to cut it, the saw bound up. Employee #1 pushed the saw through, forcing the blade over the board's surface and amputating the thumb and index fingers holding the board.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, construction, thumb, circular saw, jammed, struck by, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119861292 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, construction trades

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