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Accident: 170846109 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated In Skill Saw

Accident: 170846109 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/03/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11995811401/09/19971751B & K Framing
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on May 3, 1996, Employee #1 was using a skill saw, model 77, with a 7 1/4 in. blade to cut boards at a church remodeling site. He was cutting a 2 by 4 board when his thumb contacted the saw blade and was amputated. The saw's telescopic guard was wedged, which made the automatic adjusting guard inoperative. The employer later stated that he knew the saw had a wedged guard. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 4307(c), and a general violation of T8CCR 342(a). At the time of the accident, Employee #1 had been working at this job for three weeks.
Keywords: amputated, guard, work rules, struck against, construction, thumb, circular saw, jammed, saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119958114 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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