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Accident: 202464533 - Employee'S Hand Fractured By Circular Saw

Accident: 202464533 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019664703/29/20071751Southland Framers Inc.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on March 20, 2007, Employee #1, a carpenter for Southland Framers, was told by his supervisor to put a wooden border on a new residential home. He was cutting a 4-inch by 1-inch wooden board with a Skilsaw (HG52525), with a 7 1/2-inch blade, when the blade jumped and struck him on his left hand. The supervisor came to his assistance and took him to Antelope Valley Hospital. He was diagnosed with a commuted fracture to his first metacarpal and was hospitalized for one day. No violation was observed.
Keywords: board, kick back, fracture, installing, carpenter, construction, circular saw, struck by, hand
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 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310196647 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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