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Accident: 202530812 - Employee'S Thumb Is Lacerated By Circular Saw

Accident: 202530812 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 09/04/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364273804/19/20111521S & I Construction Inc
On September 4, 2010, Employee #1 was construction worker on a renovation and addition project for a single family dwelling. He was sealing off the sliding door with OSB plywood on the exterior of the door. He needed two pieces of 1-in. by 2-in. by 12- in. wood, but the only wood available was a 2-in. by 4-in. by 28-in. Employee #1 used a portable circular saw to cut the piece into the two pieces that he needed. He was injured when the saw kicked back and the blade lacerated his left thumb. Employee #1 wrapped the laceration with a piece of tape and then drove home. His wife took him to the hospital where the staff determined that Employee #1 had pneumonia. He was hospitalized for three days for treatment.
Keywords: kick back, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, wood panel, laceration
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313642738 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Other

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