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Accident: 202527867 - Employee Amputates His Thumb On Miter Saw

Accident: 202527867 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 03/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31165598905/21/20087389De Paoli Sign Services Inc.
On March 4, 2008, Employee #1 was using a 12-inch sliding compound miter saw to cut thin pieces of aluminum. Employee #1 was cutting a piece of aluminum that had a small bump on it. The piece of metal bounced, his left hand slipped, and the tip of his thumb was cut off by the saw. He was not hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, struck against, construction, thumb, saw, laceration, hand tool, metal siding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311655989 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous precision metal workers

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