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Accident: 201100872 - Employee Injured When Thumb Cut Off By Circular Saw

Accident: 201100872 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 11/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12566958003/30/19991751Matt Barr Construction Co.
This small employer is a framing contractor. Employee #1 works for the company as a carpenter. Employee #1 was holding a 2 by 4 steady with his left hand as he attempted to cut a notch in it with a Skil saw. The saw blade bound up, causing the saw to kick back. The saw cut Employee #1's left thumb off when it kicked back. The saw was properly guarded. Employee #1 did not do a good job of securing his work before cutting on the 2 by 4. He was hospitalized. Employee #1's thumb was later reattached at the hospital.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, carpenter, caught by, thumb, circular saw, blade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125669580 Hospitalized injury Amputation Electricians' apprentices

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