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Accident: 200773836 - Employee Cuts Knee With Saw

Accident: 200773836 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 02/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30851486802/01/20051711Monroe Plumbing & Heating
Employee #1 was using an abrasive saw to cut pvc pipe that was lying on the ground. Employee #1 was holding the handle and trigger with his left hand and holding the guard up with his left thumb so he could see the cut mark on the pipe. Just as he finished the cut, while still holding the guard, he turned his body and his right knee struck the abrasive saw blade. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a knee laceration.
Keywords: knee, construction, saw, laceration, pipe, polyvinyl chloride
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308514868 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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