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Accident: 200831170 - Employee Dies Of Blood Loss After Lacerating Leg

Accident: 200831170 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 11/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30761055011/21/20071542Hong Fa Construction Inc.
On November 20, 2007, Employee #1, the owner of Hong Fa Construction, Inc. was operating a Makita 5007F hand-held circular saw when he lost control of the it and the rotating blade struck his leg. He suffered a deep laceration and bled profusely en route to Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The trigger of the saw was choked in the ON position and the blade guard was missing.
Keywords: portable power tool, loss of blood, guard, work rules, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307610550 Fatality Cut/Laceration Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Other

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