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Accident: 201146388 - Employee Is Struck By Tip Of Saw Blade And Is Hospitaized

Accident: 201146388 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/10/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12595542712/10/20045211Ganahl Lumber
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on November 10, 2004, an employee of a lumber and home improvement center was cutting a 5 ft by 5 ft, 0.75-in.-thick plywood sheet into squares with a table saw. As the work proceeded, a piece of the carbide tip flew off the guarded blade and went underneath the employee's face shield. The metal piece embedded itself in the right side of his throat next to the carotid artery. The employee underwent surgery to remove the metal. He was released from the hospital two days later. The blade was new, having been in use for only one day. Bairco Saw Works manufactured it.
Keywords: throat, guard, rotating knife, saw, struck by, artery, flying object, blade, table saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125955427 Hospitalized injury Puncture Sales workers, hardware and building supplies

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