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Accident: 202516886 - Employee'S Hand Lacerated When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 202516886 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31054898711/08/20071521Sun Desert Construction
On August 2, 2007, Employee #1 was using a Skil saw to cut roof sheathing when, as he reached over, the saw became bound in the wood and kicked back, lacerating his left hand. The guard was in place and working at the time of the accident.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, caught by, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310548987 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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