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Accident: 202635199 - Worker Cuts Self With Skill Saw

Accident: 202635199 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/07/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31599459002/23/20121521Mike Mccloud Dba: Mike Mccloud Construction
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on February 7, 2012, employee #1, a carpenter, was using a skill saw to cut wood in half to make two 10 footers. He was holding the piece of wood with his left hand and left foot while holding the skill saw with his right hand. The skill saw kicked back and cut his left wrist. The skill saw had its guard pinned back with a piece of wood. The injured worker said he had placed the piece of wood on the skill saw to hold the guard back. The injured worker was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The accident was reported to the police department on February 10.
Keywords: guard, circular saw, saw, laceration, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315994590 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Other

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