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Accident: 201024296 - Employee Using Circular Saw Amputates Fingertip

Accident: 201024296 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/17/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31582874907/23/20121731Sj Cimino Electric Inc
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on July 17, 2012, Employee #1, of SJ Cimino Electric, Inc., was working at a commercial building construction site in Sebastopol, CA. He was assisting with cutting some wood pieces to make concrete forms for street light foundations. Employee #1 was using a 6.5-inch cordless circular saw, Dewalt Model Number DC390, to cut a 1-inch by 2-inch board. While cutting the board, Employee #1 cut off the tip of his left hand's index finger. Employee #1 was transported by a coworker to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA, where he was treated and released. This incident was reported to Cal/OSHA Division by the employer at approximately 4:12 p.m. on July 19, 2012.
Keywords: board, amputated, finger, construction, circular saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315828749 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Other

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