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Accident: 202449971 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated While Using Skilsaw

Accident: 202449971 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/10/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060519112/16/20081751Rancho Framing Incorporated
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on September 10, 2008, Employee #1 was operating a BOSCH, Model Number 1677, portable powered circular saw to cut wedges out of a piece of wood. He placed the wooden piece in the windowsill by holding it in his left hand and the saw in his right. As he was making the cut, his left thumb came in contact with the moving saw blade. Employee #1 was hospitalized with an amputated thumb.
Keywords: amputated, thumb, circular saw, saw, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310605191 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenter apprentices

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