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Accident: 202470373 - Employee Amputates Finger With Skilsaw

Accident: 202470373 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482452505/19/20111761Lopez Engineering Co.
On April 12, 2011, at approximately 1400 hours, an employee was cutting an approximate four by six piece of wood into a one foot piece with a Skilsaw (Model: SHD77) in order to make forms to pour concrete for a curb drain project. The employee had placed the piece of wood on his ankle and was holding it with his left hand, and operating the saw with his right hand. He hit a knot in the wood, causing the saw to bounce back and amputate his left hand index finger. Employee was working alone at the time of the incident. Employee's supervisor was approximately ten feet away, and did not witness the accident. The Division was notified of the accident on April 13, 2011 at approximately 1055 by the company's Payroll Administrator. The employee was transported by emergency services to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. On May 19, 2011, the Division initiated an onsite investigation of the incident. The employer is a privately owned company that engages in pouring and forming curb gutters and sidewalks.
Keywords: board, amputated, finger, circular saw, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314824525 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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