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Accident: 202464780 - Employee'S Hand Lacerated When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 202464780 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/16/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019810607/25/20071751R.N.P. Construction Inc.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on July 16, 2007, Employee #1, who worked for a residential framing contractor, was using a Skilsaw to simultaneously cut two separate pieces of wood, each measuring 1 in. by 4 in. by 20 ft long. One of the pieces moved and the saw blade kicked back and struck his left hand. Employee #1 suffered a laceration between his thumb and the knuckle of his third finger, including a lacerated tendon. Coworkers drove him to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was treated for one day. No supervisor or coworkers observed the accident.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, unsecured, work rules, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration, hand, unguarded
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 310198106 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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