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Accident: 201162419 - Employee Injured By Circular Saw

Accident: 201162419 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/20/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617452304/11/20011521Joe Nasr Construction
At approximately 9:40 a.m. on March 20, 2001, Employee #1 was engaged in framing a roof for a one story residential building. The work was done from standing on top of an 8 foot scaffold located on the ground. Employee #1 and another employee were working together, taking measurements and cutting a 10-foot-long 2 by 8, to size, using a Skill Model Number HD77 Worm Drive circular saw. The ends of the rafters were cut out at a 45 degree angle using the skill saw and were then nailed to the hip. Employee #1 and the other employee had completed putting up 10 such pieces on the south section, and were getting ready to cut another. As Employee #1 was raising the plugged-in tool with his finger on the switch, he activated the trigger switch which caused the skill saw to start unexpectedly. Employee #1 lacerated his right leg along the side of the knee with the rotating sharp blade. The blade guard was not used. Employee #1 was transported to Brotman Medical Center where he was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: knee, roof, building, finger, guard, circular saw, rafter, laceration, leg, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126174523 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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