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Accident: 201034287 - Employee Amputates Thumb Before Losing Balance From Rooftop

Accident: 201034287 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 03/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30076339806/27/20021761Central Roofing Company
Employee #1, working for an employer engaged in roofing operations, was replacing an old roof with new materials. While kneeling beside another employee, the foreman, on the roof a two-story apartment complex, Employee #1 was holding an old rafter as the foreman was cutting it out. Employee #1 lost his balance. While attempting to grab on to something to catch his fall, his right hand made contact with the blade of the circular saw that the foreman was using, amputating his right thumb.
Keywords: amputated, roof, struck against, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, roofer, blade, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300763398 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Other

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