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Accident: 170829907 - Employee'S Leg Cut By Circular Saw

Accident: 170829907 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 09/25/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
302680406/25/19861542Hayward Johnson Construction Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954397309/25/19959999Adra Incorporated
Employee #1 was cutting pallets of wood into scrap with a Skill Saw 7 1/4 in. circular saw, serial #553 120V 12A. He was on his knees when the saw kicked back and made an 8 in. cut in his right leg, just above the knee. According to Employee #1, he got too close to the saw while cutting. All the guards were on the saw and were operating properly.
Keywords: kick back, clearance, work rules, circular saw, laceration, leg, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3026804 Occupation Not Listed
2 119543973 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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