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Accident: 201050499 - Employee'S Fingers Injured In Skill Saw

Accident: 201050499 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12616469807/29/19971623Nas Construction
At approximately 11:09 a.m. on July 11, 1997, Employee #1, who had nine years of combined experience as a construction laborer, was using a skill saw to cut a 1 in. thick by 2 ft wide by 4 ft long piece of plywood. He was holding the wood in one hand and the saw in the other, and was making the final cut when the saw became jammed. Employee #1 was able to cut the last section holding the piece together, but as he did so the saw became free and kicked back. He sustained a laceration to his left middle finger and his left thumb was partially amputated. Employee #1 was taken to USC Medical Center for treatment; he was released on July 13, 1997.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, finger, work rules, construction, thumb, circular saw, jammed, saw, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126164698 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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