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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202555603 - Employee'S Thumb Is Injured In Power Saw, Later Amputated

Accident: 202555603 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553104611/06/20127342Sc Termite Control, Inc.
On November 1, 2012, Employee #1 was cutting wood to replace termite damaged wood members using a powered circular saw. The employee was on a single-story family residence. Employee #1 and a coworker were replacing approximately a 4-ft section of 1 by 8-in. shiplap that was adjacent the rafters as noted in the termite inspection report. The employee was using his personal powered circular saw to cut a piece of wood when it kicked back and the employee's hand met the saw blade, cutting off his left thumb. Paramedics were called and Employee #1 was transported to Western Medical in Santa Ana Hospital for surgery to reattach his thumb. The employee's thumb did not heal and it was later, surgically amputated. Employee #1 remains hospitalized.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, wood slab, thumb, circular saw, saw, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315531046 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers

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