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Accident: 201186830 - Employee Lacerates Fingers While Using A Table Saw

Accident: 201186830 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 02/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31269492002/22/20131541Acosta And Sons, Inc.
At approximately 11:20 a.m. on February 11, 2012, Employee #1, a carpenter, was working ripping small pieces of reclaimed wood using a Dewalt (Model Number 745) table saw. The table saw guard had been removed and the employee was guiding the wood with his left hand. As Employee #1 was guiding the wood from the rear of the saw blade, the saw blade hit a knot on the wood, pulling the wood backwards and dragging the employee's hand into point of contact with the saw blade. Employee #1 suffered deep cuts and fractures on his forefinger, and his small finger. A coworker called for Medical Emergency Services, and the employee was transported to Davies Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries. Employee #1 was released after two days.
Keywords: fracture, wood chips, carpenter, finger, rip, laceration, point of operation, blade, hand, table saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312694920 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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