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Accident: 170871420 - Employee Hospitalized After Being Injured By Saw Kickback

Accident: 170871420 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/05/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12580800612/18/20012421Burnett & Sons Planing Mill And Lumber Co
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on September 5, 2001, Employee #1, a planner operator working for Burnett And Sons Planning Mill And Lumber Company, Inc. at 214 11th Street Sacramento, CA, was seriously injured while operating a self-feed circular saw. Employee #1 was ripping 8-ft to 10-ft lengths of maple lumber through the rip saw. It was near lunch time and Employee #1 turned the saw off to leave for lunch and a splinter from a board kicked back from the saw, striking him in the right side near the back. The large splinter penetrated deep into his body. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to the U.C Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA where he was hospitalized for the puncture wound in his side. The saw had the required anti-kick back teeth but the teeth didn't stop the splinter from going around the anti-kick back.
Keywords: kick back, wood chips, circular saw, back, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125808006 Hospitalized injury Puncture Wood lathe, routing, and planing machine operators

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