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Accident: 201021136 - Employee Amputates Thumb While Using Circular Saw

Accident: 201021136 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/13/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12554070804/18/20075712Eugene Zapparelli Dba West End Wood Products
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on April 13, 2007, Employee #1, a cabinet maker, was cutting a 0.625-in. by 4.375-in. by 16.75-in. piece of lumber with a SCMI "Excalibur" circular saw (Model Number SI12SW) when the piece "kicked-back". Employee #1's right thumb contacted the 12-in. rotating blade and was amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, thumb, circular saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125540708 Hospitalized injury Amputation Cabinet makers and bench carpenters

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