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Accident: 170900823 - Employee'S Thumb Lacerated When Circular Saw Slips

Accident: 170900823 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605453507/18/19971541West Way Construction
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on July 9, 1997, Employee #1 was using a Skilsaw to cut a 2 by 4. He was holding the board with his left hand and the saw with his right when the saw slipped from his grip, lacerating his left thumb.
Keywords: portable power tool, slip, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126054535 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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