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Accident: 202357893 - Employee'S Leg Is Cut When Struck By Saw

Accident: 202357893 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/06/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30981000004/06/20061751Nu Era Construction
On April 6, 2006 Employee #1 was standing on a wood floor leaning down while operating a 7.25-in. circular saw. He was cutting a wood block from a 2-in. by 8-in. piece of lumbar, approximately 2 ft long. The wood block was 7-in. long and 3-in. wide at one end, and approximately 7-in. wide at the other end. This piece of lumber rested upon another 2-in. by 8-in. piece of lumber that was also approximately 2 ft long. The saw kicked back and struck Employee #1 in his lower right leg. He was hospitalized with a laceration approximately 6-in. long.
Keywords: kick back, circular saw, saw, laceration, struck by, hand tool, unguarded, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309810000 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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