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Accident: 201161635 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated When Wood Kicks Back

Accident: 201161635 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/28/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12606053207/03/20001623Aaa Builders Inc
On June 28, Employee #1, of AAA Builders, Inc., was repairing, installing, and removing windows at a site in Los Angeles. He was using a circular saw to cut a 4 ft wide by 4 ft long sheet of 1/2 in. plywood when the saw struck a knot in the wood and the it kicked back onto his left hand. Employee #1's thumb was amputated.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, amputated, struck against, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126060532 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Other

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