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Accident: 170723068 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Skil Saw

Accident: 170723068 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 04/21/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11975629404/28/19939441People Of Progress
Employee #1, a carpenter, was preparing to build a concrete form for a poured footing. He held up an unsupported 2 by 4 in his free hand and began to cut it with a Skil saw. The saw kicked back and his left thumb was amputated by the newly installed saw blade. Employee #1 said that he should have supported the 2 by 4 on a saw horse.
Keywords: kick back, concrete form work, amputated, unsecured, carpenter, work rules, thumb, circular saw, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119756294 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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