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Accident: 201073038 - Employee Amputates Finger Using A Skilsaw

Accident: 201073038 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081812508/13/20087342D & S Termite Control
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 14, 2008, Employee #1 was working for a termite control service. He was instructed to cut approximately 1.5-in. from the end of a 2-in. by 6-in. piece of lumber needed to repair termite damage. He was attempting to hold the short end of the lumber with his left hand while trying to push the Skilsaw with his right hand. He lost control of the saw and cut through the second knuckle of his ring finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized with an amputated finger.
Keywords: amputated, carpenter, finger, caught by, circular saw, saw, struck by, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310818125 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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