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Accident: 202506648 - Employee Amputates One Finger, Injures Other Using Saw

Accident: 202506648 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/26/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31107107010/21/20081623Underground Construction Co., Inc.,
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on September 26, 2008, Employee #1 was working on the restoration of a utility tower column in a coffer dam. He was using a gas powered partner saw to cut existing wood around a concrete column footing. He slipped in the mud and the saw blade amputated his left middle finger and injured his left ring finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, chain saw, finger, slip, caught by, construction, slippery surface, struck by, hand tool
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 32
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311071070 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Other

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