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Accident: 202692851 - Worker'S Thumb Is Amputated By Power Saw

Accident: 202692851 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 04/02/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670437804/29/20141521Dave Uecker Construction Inc.
On April 2, 2014, Employee #1 was working with Coworker #1, the owner of the residential construction company where Employee #1 was employed. They were engaged in interior tile work at a residence. Employee #1 was holding the edge of a sheet of .25-inch cement backer board while Coworker #1 used a Skilsaw power saw to make cuts in the board. Coworker #1 made lengthwise cuts on each side of the board and was making a 4-inch cut to complete the process of cutting the board into three pieces. As Coworker #1 made this final cut, Employee #1 held a small section of the board to prevent the board from falling, which could cause the saw to kick back or the blade to break off. Employee #1's right thumb moved on the board and into the path of the saw blade. Employee #1's right thumb came into contact with the saw blade and was amputated. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for the amputation. Employee #1 underwent surgery, during which his thumb was reattached successfully. This event was investigated by Cal/OSHA beginning April 29, 2014.
Keywords: board, amputated, installing, finger, struck against, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, blade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316704378 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Interior tile work (ceramic, vinyl, acoustic)
FatCause: Other

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