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Accident: 202455804 - Employee Amputates Thumb While Using Circular Saw

Accident: 202455804 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/24/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31337926508/03/20091541Raul Gonzalez Construction Dba Savory Sound, Inc.
On July 24, 2009, Employee #1 was cutting wedges from 2-in. by 4-in. lumber using a portable circular SkilSaw, Model Number 58719, Serial Number HG433356. Employee #1 positioned the lumber on the ground, using his left hand to hold the saw, when the saw jumped. Employee #1 amputated his left thumb. Employee #1 was transported by a coworker to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was hospitalized and had his thumb reattached. The employer was cited for a regulatory violation of CCR 342(a) - Not reporting serious injury involved occupational accident to Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
Keywords: amputated, construction, thumb, circular saw, electric saw, lumber, hand, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313379265 Hospitalized injury Amputation Cabinet makers and bench carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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