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Accident: 202546438 - Employee Partially Amputates Thumb With Circular Saw

Accident: 202546438 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486646812/03/20131521Curtis Elliot Construction
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on November 7, 2013, Employee #1 was working on the construction site of a residential building. His duties involved framing the building, which included operating a powered portable circular saw (Skilsaw Mag 77-75, Serial Number 203 002504) and cutting boards. Employee #1 was rip-cutting a board to create a notch in it. He was holding a 2 in. by 6 in. piece of lumber in his unsupported left hand, and holding the saw with only his right hand. When Employee #1 made the rip cut into the lumber, the saw rapidly jumped out of the cut, causing him to lose control of the saw. The saw blade made contact with his left hand resulting in a partial amputation of his left thumb. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was treated for the partial amputation and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, struck against, thumb, circular saw, lumber, blade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314866468 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Other

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