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Accident: 201164175 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated On Circular Saw

Accident: 201164175 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605917910/01/20027812Boston Public
On September 26, 2002, Employee #1, a prop maker for a production company, was at the company's TV soundstage production facility. Employee #1 was using a Delta 10-in. Unisaw that was equipped with a fluting blade. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was using a piece of scrap wood to adjust the depth of the cut. As Employee #1 passed the scrap over the blade, the piece began to rock slightly, so he pushed down a little harder right over the blade. The piece of wood kicked off the blade, causing the tip of Employee #1's right index finger to contact the blade and be amputated. Employee #1 was not using a push stick or a push pad, but he later stated that these were put into use after the accident. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, finger, work rules, circular saw, saw, extension handle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126059179 Hospitalized injury Amputation Cabinet makers and bench carpenters

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