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Accident: 201636305 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Panel Saw

Accident: 201636305 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 10/02/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31027590410/11/20065031Marine Lumber Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31027592010/11/20067363Labor Ready Northwest Inc
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on October 2, 2006, Employee #1 was placing a sheet of plywood lumber on a panel saw. The panel saw had a seven degree angle to hold the plywood sheets. Employee #1 placed the plywood sheet on the track, held it with his left hand, and hit a button to activate the saw. The saw had a bar that automatically held the sheets while being cut. Employee #1 was injured when his left hand became caught behind the bar and the saw cut off three fingers and his thumb. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, panel, saw, lumber, finger, thumb, automatic restart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310275904 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction
2 310275920 Occupation not reported

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