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Accident: 202441788 - Employee'S Thumb And Finger Amputated In Circular Saw

Accident: 202441788 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/19/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745773908/17/20051751Westcor Construction
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 19, 2005, Employee #1, a carpenter, was using his own Makita Circular Saw, Model 5277B to cut a piece of 2-in. by 4-in. piece of wood on the floor. The blade bound up and the saw jumped back and lacerated his lift thumb and amputated the tip of his left index finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, finger, thumb, circular saw, laceration, struck by, hand tool, nip point
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 2 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307457739 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Other

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