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Accident: 202658522 - Worker Operating Circular Saw Sustains Deep Cut To Leg

Accident: 202658522 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/14/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667143709/30/20131799The Mon May Company Inc.
On September 14, 2013, Employee #1, employed by the Mon-May Company, Inc., was working at a residential construction site. He was operating a circular saw, Skilsaw SHD7M 7.25 inches (184mm) Worm Drive Saw F012SD7712 SN111 569990 120 V 60 Hz 15 A Number 4600/min. He was using the saw to cut a 2-foot by 4-foot piece of wood. He operated the saw with his right hand while holding and bracing the wood with his left hand and leg. The saw suddenly kicked back and bounced, and the blade cut into Employee #1's right leg. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the leg cut. His injury required surgery. At 9:06 a.m. on September 16, 2013, the attorney for the employer reported this event to Cal/OSHA. Cal/OSHA's investigation determined that the employer was a production framing contractor specializing in single family residential homes. The investigator determined the causal factor was the circular saw had been operated in a condition that endangered the employee.
Keywords: kick back, construction, circular saw, saw, laceration, lumber, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316671437 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers

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