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Accident: 201159761 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated By Circular Saw

Accident: 201159761 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745345606/02/20041522Certified Restoration Services
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on August 26, 2002, Employee #1 was using a Skil powered circular hand saw; model M77, to cut fire blocks from a 2 by 4. He was holding the board with his left hand when the blade bound up and kicked back, severing his left thumb at the knuckle. The homeowner came to his aid and called emergency medical services. Paramedics transported Employee #1 to the Central Occupational Clinic in San Bernardino for emergency medical attention. He was then transferred to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, where a hand specialist performed surgery. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, amputated, work rules, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307453456 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Other

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