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Accident: 202493508 - Employee Gets An Abdominal Laceration With A Circular Saw

Accident: 202493508 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31651815809/10/20121522Robert J. Wirth Construction, Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., on August 6, 2012, Employee #1 with Robert J. Wirth Construction, Inc. was performing carpentry activities at a single-story residence being remodeled. This work involved using a circular saw to cut lumber. Employee #1 climbed an 8 foot step ladder to access the fascia board on the eave of the residence. Using a circular saw, Employee #1 reached upward to perform the required cut. Upon finishing the cut, he began to lower the saw downward. The saw blade caught his shirt, causing the saw blade to contact his abdomen. Emergency services were contacted and Employee #1 was transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center where he was admitted and underwent trauma surgery to repair a laceration to the abdomen. Employee #1 was released from the hospital the following day.
Keywords: abdomen, carpenter, ladder, circular saw, laceration, blade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316518158 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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