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Accident: 201620234 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Thumb

Accident: 201620234 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/25/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30245431911/04/19981521Scott Van Wey
Employee #1 was cutting a notch in a 2-in. by 4-in. board with a worm drive circular saw. The guard on the saw had been wired up. The saw kicked back, amputating Employee #1's left thumb. Employee #1's left index finger was also amputated at the second joint and his middle finger was severely lacerated and broken.
Keywords: kick back, fracture, amputated, finger, guard, construction, thumb, circular saw, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302454319 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Other

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