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Accident: 170882609 - Employee'S Hand Injured By Unguarded Saw Blade

Accident: 170882609 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 11/05/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987124201/19/19953999Exhibit Crafts, Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting a narrow piece of wood on a manually-fed Powermatic circular saw, model #68, serial #8468148. He exposed a portion of the saw blade by resting the guard on top of the guide fence. The distance between the fence and the blade was 1/2 in. As he was pushing the wood, he slipped and lost his balance, causing his left hand to come in contact with the exposed part of the blade. Employee #1 sustained various types of injuries to his left hand. He had 20 years experience in the operation of such equipment. The employer, in general, had a clean and tidy operation and provided necessary guarding.
Keywords: finger, work rules, slip, circular saw, laceration, blade, lost balance, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119871242 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Sawing machine operators

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