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Accident: 201522521 - Employee Amputates Finger With Circular Saw

Accident: 201522521 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 08/31/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12315898208/31/20055311Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
On August 31, 2005, Employee #1 was assisting a coworker who was cutting pegboard with a circular saw. Employee #1 attempted to reach behind the moving saw blade, but he misjudged the position of the blade. It amputated the index finger of his left hand. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: portable power tool, amputated, finger, circular saw, hand tool, blade, blind reaching, elec port tool--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123158982 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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