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Accident: 170841050 - Employee'S Thumb Injured When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 170841050 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12559293104/13/20001542Marden Construction
Employee #1 was using a 7 in. Skilsaw to trim 3/8 in. from the end of a 2 by 6 at a school construction site. He was using his left hand to hold the board on a work table when the saw kicked back and avulsed the inside of his left thumb.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, amputated, carpenter, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125592931 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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