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Accident: 201184769 - Employee'S Leg Is Lacerated By Saw

Accident: 201184769 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 02/03/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31106094102/27/20091799Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors Inc.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on February 3, 2009, Employee #1 was working with a crew that was converting an outdoor sandy area into a dirt patio with sprinklers, landscaping, and a wood and concrete fence and divider at the Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club. Employee #1 was cutting a 4-in. by 10-in. board using a Skilsaw Model Number HD77, 7.25-in. worm drive saw with 6-in. diameter crosscutting blade. The 20-ft long board was supported by four small pieces of wood so that it was slightly off the ground. Employee #1 was cutting the pressure-treated plank across its width. The board was cut almost completely through when the saw kicked back and struck Employee #1's leg, injuring him. He was hospitalized at San Francisco General Hospital for two days for surgery to treat his lacerated right leg.
Keywords: board, kick back, circular saw, saw, laceration, blade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311060941 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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