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Accident: 170764294 - Employee'S Fingers Lacerated In Table Saw, One Later Removed

Accident: 170764294 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/15/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558760009/22/19988331Marin Conservation Corps
Employee #1 was using a 10 in. long Skilsaw table saw to rip a series of 3/4 in. deep dado cuts in the end of a 2 by 4 board to make a 1 in. wide notch. He was pushing the board through the table saw when his right hand contacted the blade, lacerating three of his fingers. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where his ring finger was surgically removed. The saw was not equipped with an anti-kickback device during ripping, nor was Employee #1 using a push stick to feed the stock through the saw. Employee #1 was not using a hood during ripping, a class B requirement, because the nature of the dado cuts he was making led to the wood hitting the mount on the back of the table, making it impossible to complete the job.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, circular saw, saw, laceration, extension handle, unguarded, table saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125587600 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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