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Accident: 201792264 - Employee Suffers Cut Left Palm

Accident: 201792264 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 09/14/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12607903709/16/19991522Ben Shirvanian
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on September 14, 1999, Employee #1 was employed to work on a new addition to the private residence by the homeowner. Employee #1 was not a licensed contractor. Employee #1 was cutting a 4-in. by 10-in. piece of wood with a hand held portable circular saw when the blade got stuck. Employee #1 had the saw in his right hand and was using his left hand to help support the saw as he tried to free the stuck saw blade. When Employee #1 freed the stuck saw blade the rotating blade cut the palm of his left hand resulting in nerve damage. In addition, Employee #1 had no feeling in two of his fingers. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: construction, circular saw, jammed, laceration, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126079037 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Welders and cutters

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