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Accident: 201112349 - Employee'S Toe Amputated By Circular Saw

Accident: 201112349 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/31/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994019509/10/19991741Barazani Pave Stone
On August 31, 1999, Employee #1 was working at a residence. He was using a Mikata circular saw for cutting wood for forms for a walkway to be installed on the east side of the property. The employer had been installing interlocking pavers on the patio of this residence and that portion of the job was complete. Employee #1 had been instructed by the foreman to cut the wood for the forms. He was in the process of cutting approximately 4 feet off of a 12-foot-long piece of a 2 by 4, and had laid the 12-foot piece on top of another 8-foot piece for support. As he was cutting, the saw rebounded toward him and hit his left foot and cut through his work boot. He was not wearing steel toe boots at the time. Employee #1 indicated that he had cut several pieces before and the saw was operating fine. Employee #1 called the foreman on his walkie-talkie and told him he had cut his foot. He was taken by ambulance to Northridge Hospital, where his left big toe was amputated. He was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: amputated, circular saw, laceration, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119940195 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, n.e.c.

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