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Accident: 201168044 - Carpenter'S Fingers Are Amputated By Saw

Accident: 201168044 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/31/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615693406/30/20061751Brincat Construction
On May 31, 2006, Employee #1, a framer with Brincat Construction, was on a 10-ft A-frame ladder, cutting a piece of 2-in. by 6-in. top plate, using an unguarded Big Foot 10-in. circular hand saw. When he turned around to see who was screaming, his left hand contacted the blade. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Little Company of Mary Medical Center for lacerations to his first and third fingers, and a partial amputation of his second finger.
Keywords: portable power tool, rotating parts, amputated, finger, circular saw, laceration, blade, unguarded, elec port tool--misc, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126156934 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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