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Accident: 202552964 - Employee Is Cut On The Neck By Circular Saw

Accident: 202552964 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/22/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31317011004/26/20111711R M S General Engineering Inc
On April 22, 2011, Employee #1 was working with a construction company engaged in the installation of underground utilities. Employee #1 was cutting an existing 10-inch clay sewer pipe inside a trench. This pipe was approximately at knee level. Employee #1 was using a Husqvarna gasoline powered concrete saw with a 14-inch circular blade. As Employee #1 was operating the circular saw, the saw jumped in his hands and hit Employee #1 in the neck. Employee #1 suffered a deep cut to the neck. He was transported to a nearby hospital, and surgery was performed. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: trench, circular saw, laceration, neck, pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313170110 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other

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