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Accident: 202443313 - Employee Amputates Finger Using Portable Circular Saw

Accident: 202443313 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/03/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30746042806/13/20061751Lucas & Mercier Consturction
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on June 3, 2006, Employee #1 was cutting a 2-in. by 4-in. by 35-ft piece of wood using a portable circular saw (Skil 7.25-in. wormdrive saw, 4400 rpm). The saw jumped, amputating his thumb and lacerating his index finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days. His thumb was surgically reattached.
Keywords: amputated, finger, thumb, circular saw, saw, struck by, blade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307460428 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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