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Accident: 202550778 - Employee'S Wrist Is Lacerated By Saw

Accident: 202550778 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316253910/05/20091521Aery Construction
On September 29, 2009, Employee #1, a laborer, had been working for one hour for a construction company doing a private home remodeling project. Employee #1 was going to lay tile and needed shims to make the tile even. He attempted to use a Skil saw to cut the shims from the end of a 2-inch by 4-inch board. The saw kicked back and sliced through Employee #1's left wrist, resulting in tendon damage that required surgery and a three-day hospitalization. The Huntington Beach Fire Department notified the Division about the serious injury.
Keywords: kick back, tendon, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313162539 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Other

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