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Accident: 201036647 - Employee Is Injured While Changing Saw Blade

Accident: 201036647 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 10/04/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547731710/27/20043728Arrowhead Product Corp
On October 4, 2004, Employee #1, a seam weld technician, was replacing a friction blade (circular saw blade) on a Dewalt cut-off saw (Serial Number 560500, 3800 RPM). She was using an allen wrench that had been modified by welding other metals to it, making it ergonomically easier to use. As Employee #1 inserted the allen wrench into the arbor of the saw, the power to the saw was activated. The allen wrench then struck her thumb and forehead. She was hospitalized for a fractured skull, fractured right thumb, and facial lacerations.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, thumb, circular saw, lockout, saw, laceration, skull, struck by, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305477317 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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