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Accident: 201158698 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Radial Saw

Accident: 201158698 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/16/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745281304/27/20042451Fleetwood Homes Of California
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on April 16, 2004, Employee #1 was working at a manufactured home manufacturer, cutting a notch in a small section of wooden trim strip to be used as a piece of the exterior trim for application on a manufactured home, when his right hand contacted the rotating or operating 10-in. blade of a DeWalt radial saw. Employee #1 was notching the section of 1-in. by 3-in. by 8-ft wood trim by "ripping" the selected strip versus the standard crosscut method. He sustained the amputation of two digits of his right middle and ring finger and a longitudinal amputation of bone along the length of his right thumb.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, struck against, thumb, circular saw, saw, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307452813 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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