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Accident: 202543476 - Employee Is Injured When Circular Saw Kicks Back, Cuts Toes

Accident: 202543476 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486027108/11/20111711Murray Plumbing & Heating Corporation
At 9:00 a.m. on July 27, 2011, Employee #1 was engaged in installing underground pipes on the University of Southern California (USC) campus in Los Angeles, CA. The employee was using a Skilsaw circular saw to cut wedges from a 2 by 4 piece of lumber. The saw kicked back and ran over the employee's right foot. The saw cut through the employee's work boot and into two toes of his right foot. The employee was taken to California Hospital, Los Angeles, where he was treated for cuts/lacerations requiring hospitalization. He was hospitalized from July 27 to July 28, 2011. The injured employee was employed by Murray Plumbing & Heating Corporation, Rancho Dominguez, CA.
Keywords: kick back, installing, construction, circular saw, laceration, lumber, pipe, toe, hand tool, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314860271 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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