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Accident: 201168341 - Employee Amputates Fingers On Blade Of Circular Saw

Accident: 201168341 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/15/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615493910/05/20067812Universal City Studios Llp
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on September 15, 2006, Employee #1, a propmaker, was making an adjustment to the height of a circular saw to perform a dado cut. He did not stop or deenergize the equipment. The wood unexpectedly made contact with the rotating saw blade and the wood kicked back. The employee's left hand fingers made contact with the saw blade and his middle and ring fingers were amputated at the first knuckle. He was transported by emergency services to a nearby hospital where he was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: kick back, rotating parts, amputated, carpenter, finger, struck against, circular saw, lockout, saw, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126154939 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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