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Accident: 201506458 - Employee Is Cut By Skill Saw When It Kicks Back

Accident: 201506458 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 04/07/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30734230304/18/20061522Rgw Construction Inc
On April 7, 2006, Employee #1, an apprentice carpenter, was cutting a 4-in. by 6-in. piece of lumbar with a Skill saw on an aerial work platform. He was working near the floor level of the elevated work platform, holding the lumber with one hand and cutting it with the other. The work piece was not secured with any of the clamps, sawhorses or other methods that were available. The saw kicked back, and the blade cut his left leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, carpenter, circular saw, laceration, struck by, hand tool, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307342303 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Other

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