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Accident: 202082020 - Employee Sustains Ruptured Spleen After Board Kicks Back

Accident: 202082020 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 02/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31708219603/25/20135712Cabinet Door World Llc
On February 11, 2013, an employee was working for a firm that manufactured kitchen cabinets and countertops. He was using a table saw to cut a large piece of lumber for use as a cabinet door. The board snagged on the saw blade, and it kicked back and struck him. He took a break and went back to work for about an hour. He began feeling bad and then passed out. He was taken to the hospital and admitted for three days for a split or ruptured spleen. He also sustained a punctured abdomen.
Keywords: board, kick back, abdomen, spleen, carpenter, rupture, saw, struck by, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317082196 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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