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Accident: 201113792 - Employee'S Finger Amputed After Losing Control Of A Saw

Accident: 201113792 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12603137604/12/20021541Bee-Gees Construction
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 14, 2002, Employee #1 was treated at Holy Cross Medical in Mission Hills. At the time of the accident 45-degree angle cut on 2-ft by 8-ft board with a Craftsman circular saw. In the process of cutting the boards to a 45-degree angle cut, Employee #1 pinned -the automatic saw blade guard in an up position. Employee #1 was also holding the board he was cutting in his left hand when he lost control of the saw cutting his left pinky finger off. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, roof, carpenter, finger, work rules, construction, circular saw, saw, caught between
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126031376 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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