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Accident: 170842504 - Employee'S Finger Is Lacerated By Chop Saw

Accident: 170842504 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12561732410/02/20021521Mark Triplett Construction
On September 25, 2002, Employee #1, a journeyman carpenter with over 12 years of experience, was working at a remote single-family residential construction site. He was using a Dewalt 12-inch chop saw, Model Number DW708, Serial Number 24712, to cut 2-inch by 6-inch lumber when the tip of his left index finger contacted the blade and was severely lacerated. He was hospitalized and the fingertip later had to be surgically amputated.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, carpenter, finger, work rules, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125617324 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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