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Accident: 170727770 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Tip Of Thumb

Accident: 170727770 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 02/08/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11973390502/10/19941522Leff Construction
On February 8, 1994, in Healdsburg, CA, Employee #1, an employee of Leff Construction and Development Corp. of Sebastopol, CA, was cutting 2 by 4s for blocking on the ceiling. He was laying the boards on a saw horse using his left hand to hold them and his right hand to operate his portable skilsaw. He had finished a cut and the saw kicked back on him, cutting off the tip of his left thumb. Employee #1 was transported to the Healdsburg Hospital.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, severed, caught by, construction, thumb, circular saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119733905 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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