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Accident: 202446589 - Employee Amputates Thumb While Using Circular Saw

Accident: 202446589 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/11/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059850304/30/20071771Etivista Concrete Inc
At approximately 7:20 a.m. on April 11, 2007, Employee #1 was cutting a V-ditch (swale) form out of a 2-in. by 12-in. by 3.5-in. board using a Skilsaw (Model Number HD77M, 7.25-in., 4400 rpm). Employee #1 held the stock in his left hand and the saw in the right hand to make a cut. During cutting, the saw blade jumped and contacted Employee #1's left thumb causing amputation. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, construction, thumb, circular saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310598503 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Other

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