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Accident: 201039773 - Employee Hand Injured In Contact With Portable Power Saw

Accident: 201039773 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30990739211/20/20071521Leonardo Mendoza Co.
At 3:45 p.m. on November 9, 2007, Employee #1, a handyman for the previous four months for the Leonardo Mendoza Company, was working at a building site in Torrance, CA. He was using a portable electric saw to cut a piece of wood when his left hand contacted the moving blade. His second and third fingers were nearly severed, and he suffered lacerations through the joints, tendons, and nerves. Employee #1 was transported by the Torrance Fire Department to the Little Company of Mary Hospital, where he was treated and released that same day. During subsequent investigation, the employer could not be located and the landlord at the work site denied any knowledge of Employee #1 or having contracted with the employer.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, finger, work rules, struck against, construction, circular saw, electric saw, laceration, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309907392 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Other

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