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Accident: 170723738 - Carpenter Is Cut By Portable Hand Saw

Accident: 170723738 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 10/25/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021836710/28/19931521Smith & Son Construction
Employee #1, working as a carpenter on a residential home, was cutting a notch in the bottom of a 2 by 4 that was to be a handrail for a stairway. Employee #1 was cutting this notch, a rip cut about 4 inches long, with a Skil saw, a portable power hand saw. The saw bound up, jumped out of the notch, and went forward, cutting Employee #1 on his left thumb. Employee #1 was using his left hand to steady the 2 by 4. The saw was properly guarded.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, construction, thumb, circular saw, laceration, struck by, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120218367 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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