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Accident: 201072808 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Miter Saw

Accident: 201072808 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/08/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081771307/16/20085088Pep West Inc Dba Pentair Electronic Packaging
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on May 8, 2008, Employee #1 was a miter saw operator and a temporary employee. He was struggling to adjust a 3 to 4-in. piece of raw material in the feeding side of a double bladed miter saw, Model D45 AX, Serial Number 1490. The piece kept blowing out of place, and he tried to use tweezers. He used his right fingers to place the raw material into the point of operation of the saw blades when he tapped the foot pedal. This caused the dual saw blades to activated. His right index finger was caught by the pneumatic holder. The pneumatic holder held his right index finger up against the rail of the front fence as the two saw blades completed their full cycle. The saw blades amputated his right index finger, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, saw, point of operation, struck by, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310817713 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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