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Accident: 170843890 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Circular Saw

Accident: 170843890 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 12/17/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12559273301/08/20001751Johnathan Comras
Employee #1 was using a worm drive, portable, hand-held circular saw to rip a 16 in. long 2 by 4. He was holding the board in his right hand when three of his fingers were amputated. The cause of the accident was not determined. Employee #1 had worked part-time for the employer for many years, and he was performing his normal job functions.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, finger, construction, circular saw, electric saw, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125592733 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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