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Accident: 202464012 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Circular Saw

Accident: 202464012 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019347908/03/20061711Dynamic Plumbing
At approximately 6:25 a.m. on July 17, 2006, Employee #1 was assigned to install six water lines inside a new residential home under construction. Employee #1 began to cut a 2-in. by 4-in. block of wood with his circular saw (Milwaukee 18-V, Serial Number 057A505202168). The guard was in use and in place while Employee #1 was cutting the wood. The blade hit a knot on the wood and kick back amputating Employee #1's left index finger to the first knuckle. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, finger, guard, construction, circular saw, plumbing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310193479 Hospitalized injury Amputation Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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