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Accident: 201181773 - Employee Is Injured While Cleaning Saw

Accident: 201181773 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 09/08/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30089380709/23/20032431Woodworks Window & Door Company Inc.
On September 8, 2003, Employee #1 was using compressed air to remove sawdust from the inside of a pop-up saw enclosure, CANTEK, Model Number CS-18L, Serial Number 33893, located in a woodworking shop. As he was applying compressed air to blow the sawdust into an exhaust system, the blade of the saw was spinning inside the enclosure. For some reason, Employee #1's right hand came into contact with the blade, severing his middle and ring fingers, as well as lacerating the remaining fingers. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: severed, sawdust, finger, cleaning, compressed air, work station, saw, laceration
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300893807 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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