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Accident: 201797909 - Employee'S Finger Amputated With Saw

Accident: 201797909 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/30/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12608626301/14/20041521Hector Velasco Dba Nova Container Freight
On December 30, 2003, Employee #1, a handyman and laborer for freight container terminal, was instructed by his supervisor to report to the company president's residence to work on an addition. The employee had no prior experience working in the construction trades and was not given any safety training to prepare him for the new assignment. Employee #1 was assigned to cut 2-in. by 4-in. wall stud extensions back to a wall and was given a box of tools. The employee fitted a circular saw blade onto a Makita angle grinder, Model Number N 9514B, serial number 488678, and climbed a ladder an began cutting the stud extensions. While he was cutting the wood, the saw blade kicked back and Employee #1 fell off the ladder. The saw blade amputated the employee's left index finger.
Keywords: grinder, amputated, finger, guard, ladder, construction, circular saw, saw, fall, hand tool
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126086263 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Other

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