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Accident: 202587333 - Employee Cuts Hand With Circular Saw

Accident: 202587333 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31531695002/09/20111771Janco Industries, Inc.
On February 6, 2012, Employee #1 was working for his employer, a concrete subcontractor. The worksite was a new residential construction project, and the employer had been contracted to pour the foundations at the site. Employee #1 was assigned the task of cutting sleepers for the formwork of a concrete home foundation. Sleepers are four to six-foot sections of two-by-four pressure-treated Douglas Fir (PTDF), which are used in the doorways of the foundation. Employee #1 was using a corded 7.25-inch circular saw to cut the sleepers. Prior to being cut, the sleepers were 16 feet long. Employee #1 was cutting the sections with the saw in his right hand, and he was using his left hand to position the sleeper. Employee #1 made a cut across the sleeper and his right foot stepped on the power cord, causing the saw to shift its direction and cut his left hand. Employee #1 was transported to Valley Care Medical Center for treatment and was admitted for less than 24 hours. Employee #1 will regain full function of his left fingers, but he will suffer some nerve damage in his thumb.
Keywords: concrete form work, thumb, circular saw, laceration, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315316950 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Other

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