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Accident: 170764260 - Employee'S Finger Lacerated In Circular Saw

Accident: 170764260 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558684207/07/19981799Lester Landscaping
Employee #1 was using a Skilsaw power saw to cut redwood fence boards during the building of a perimeter fence around a new house. He was cutting while his foreman held the wet and rough 1 by 8 boards. Employee #1 had just completed a cut when the saw struck Employee #1's left index finger. He sustained a severe laceration and was taken to the hospital, where skin grafting was required. The foreman had warned Employee #1 that his hand was too close to the saw, but Employee #1 did not move it.
Keywords: portable power tool, finger, work rules, struck against, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125586842 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Other

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