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Accident: 201119039 - Employee Injures Hand While Operating Circular Saw

Accident: 201119039 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082970205/24/20051521Lancer Construction Company, Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on January 25, 2005, Employee #1, a carpenter, was remodeling a bathroom that was located on the second story of a single-family residence. He had been working for the employer for four months and was using his personal circular saw to cut 2-inch by 4-inch plywood boards. The saw was manufactured by Skilsaw, Model Number HD77, and was previously evaluated by the employer. As he was cutting one of the boards, the saw struck a knot in the wood. This caused his left hand to slip and come into contact with the saw blade. Employee #1 was transported to Encino Hospital where he was hospitalized and treated for severe lacerations to his left hand. The accident investigation revealed that no violations were committed.
Keywords: carpenter, slip, construction, circular saw, saw, wood panel, laceration, hand tool, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300829702 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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