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Accident: 202502472 - Employee Is Struck In The Face And Eye By Circular Saw

Accident: 202502472 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 12/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31275529112/15/20081751Cano Home Services
On December 15, 2008, Employee #1 was using a circular saw to cut exterior vertical wooden siding. He was enlarging a wall opening to accommodate three 24-in. by 60-in. crank-out windows. He was not wearing safety glasses or goggles. The circular saw struck a nail, kicked back, and the blade struck him on the left eyelid, and facial area above the left eye. Employee #1 was hospitalized with lacerations to his face.
Keywords: eye, kick back, ppe, carpenter, struck against, circular saw, saw, laceration, struck by, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312755291 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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