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Accident: 202675245 - Employee Lacerates Leg When Saw Breaks

Accident: 202675245 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/08/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724493707/23/20134941City Of Folsom
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 8, 2013, Employee #1, with City of Folsom, was operating a portable circular saw to cut a section of exposed aggregate driveway at a single family residence. While performing the cut, a piece of a saw blade tooth broke off, striking Employee #1, and lodging in Employee #1's left leg. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. Employee #1 was in the hospital for a total of 4 days, while undergoing surgery to extract the piece of blade and repair the laceration. Employee #1 recuperated at home and had not returned to work, pending further doctor evaluation.
Keywords: circular saw, laceration, blade, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317244937 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers

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