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Accident: 201021565 - Employee Injures Fingers While Operating Skill Saw

Accident: 201021565 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 02/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12554090602/22/20081521Mark A. Walker Dba Pinnacle Built
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on February 15, 2008, Employee #1 and several coworkers were working at a single-family residential house to replace siding on the garage of the home. The employer was a general building contractor. As Employee #1 was using a skill saw with a 7.75 inch blade, Model Number HD 77M, to cut a piece of wood siding that measured 0.75 inches by 8 inches by 7 feet, his hand contacted the blade. Employee #1 severed the tendons in his pinky, ring and middle fingers. He was taken to a nearby medical facility, where he was hospitalized and treated for his injury.
Keywords: severed, building, carpenter, finger, construction, saw, laceration, blade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125540906 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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