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Accident: 202465001 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Using Transpower Saw

Accident: 202465001 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/05/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019763706/21/20072421Rustica Arts, Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on May 5, 2007, Employee #1 was working at the Wood Work Shop manufacturing wood doors, gates, windows and shutters. The employee was using a Transpower Saw Powered Shaper, Model Number 990109, to make a groove along the edge of a wooden panel. Employee #1 was holding the panel with both his hands. The power shaper kicked back, and the employee's left hand came in contact with the rotating blades of the power shaper. Employee #1's fourth finger of his left hand was amputated. The employee suffered lacerations and loss of movement in his third and fifth fingers. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, saw, wood shaper, powder actuated tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310197637 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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