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Accident: 170765101 - Employee Finger Is Amputated By Circular Saw

Accident: 170765101 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12553212704/05/20051751Capaz Construction
At approximately 12:05 p.m. on April 1, 2005, Employee #1, a carpenter/framer for a framing contractor, was using a portable circular saw, Craftsman "Professional" 7.5 in. Model Number H3272. Employee #1 was cutting fire blocks when the saw bound up and kicked back, amputating his middle finger his left hand. The telescoping guard on the saw was functioning properly and was not pinned up. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, carpenter, finger, guard, circular saw, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125532127 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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