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Accident: 201031879 - Employee'S Hand Lacerated In Bandsaw

Accident: 201031879 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12030356501/21/19991711M Industrial Mechanical Inc
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on January 12, 1998, Employee #1, age 19 , was using a large, heavy, portable electric bandsaw to cut the 2 in. square steel brackets of a large converter at a refinery. He was cutting the brackets with his left hand while holding them with his right when he fractured and severely lacerated his right hand and ring finger. Employee #1 should have used both hands to operate the saw because it inherently required the use of two hands.
Keywords: portable power tool, bandsaw, finger, caught by, construction, electric saw, saw, laceration, hand, refinery
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120303565 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Structural metal workers

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