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Accident: 201036787 - Employee Lacerates Thumb With Saw

Accident: 201036787 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 09/16/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547730910/27/20041751Aly Reda Haidar Dba Architect & Builder Co
On September 16, 2004, Employee #1, a carpenter, suffered a severe laceration and nerve damage to his left thumb when a Skil Saw he was using kicked back while sawing through a 2-inch by 4-inch stud. The employer is a general building contractor. The accident took place in a converted four bedroom two-story home used now as a Catholic Out Reach Center. Employee #1 was working on an approximately 400 square foot room addition, to be used as a prayer/meeting room. Employee #1 was sawing through a stud when the accident occurred. Employee #1 was operating a circular saw that was said to have been stolen from the site shortly after the accident. A factor that caused the accident was complacency while operating power tools.
Keywords: kick back, construction, thumb, circular saw, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305477309 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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