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Accident: 202466827 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Circular Saw

Accident: 202466827 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/08/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31020271807/16/20081521Blf Inc. Dba Larrabure Framing
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 8, 2008, Employee #1, a framer, was crosscutting a 2-in. by 4-in. board into 5-ft lengths to further cut down the board into smaller blocks. Employee #1 was using a handheld portable circular saw (Skil Saw, Model Number F012HM 7702, Serial Number HG-309857). Employee #1 hand-held the lumber at an angle with the bottom edge resting against the ground. The lumber was supported by a stack of drywall sheets. Employee #1 stated that he contacted the blade of the saw before the guard closed on the saw. An examination of the saw revealed no defects in performance. The saw was owned by the employer who stated that the employer inspected the saw before putting the saw in to service. Employee #1 was working alone. Employee #1 amputated his finger and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, carpenter, finger, construction, circular saw, blade
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
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310202718 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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