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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202652855 - Worker Amputates Thumb Tip With Circular Saw

Accident: 202652855 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 07/21/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31658840907/25/20121751Bryce Mann
On July 21, 2012, an employee was working as a construction laborer for a framing contractor. The worker was a sole owner with no employees. He was using an electric circular saw to rip a 2-inch by 4-inch (50-millimeter by 100-millimeter) piece of wood, when the saw slipped and cut off the tip of the thumb on his left hand. He was transported by ambulance to the local medical center for evaluation, treatment, and surgery. Following that, he was released to home and a return to work.
Keywords: amputated, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316588409 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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