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Accident: 201051620 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Thumb

Accident: 201051620 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617459809/09/19981542Varadero Construction Inc.
At approximately 3:20 p.m. on August 24, 1998, Employee #1 was cutting a 2-in. by 4in. board with a guarded circular saw at a residential construction site. Employee #1 was resting the work piece on his foot, and holding it with his left hand. The saw blade jammed and kicked back, cutting Employee #1's left thumb. Employee #1 was treated at the hospital, and released the same night. Employee #1 suffered the amputation of his left thumb.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, construction, thumb, circular saw, jammed, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126174598 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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