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Accident: 300779881 - Employee'S Thumb Is Lacerated By Circular Saw

Accident: 300779881 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30077988108/16/20021542Bycom-Davey Inc
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 1, 2002, Employee #1, a concrete journeyman with 9 years of experience, was on his first day on a job at the Weingart Stadium in Monterey Park, CA. He was cutting in half a 1-inch by 3-inch by 30-inch-long wooden stake to use as a spacer in the form work for a concrete curb when the saw kicked back and then jumped, lacerating his left thumb. He was hospitalized with his injury. Employee #1 later stated that he had prior experience in using various type of portable woodworking equipment, including a Skilsaw. The saw guard apparently was functioning normally when inspected, and the cause of the accident was not determined.
Keywords: kick back, concrete form work, guard, construction, thumb, circular saw, saw, laceration, hand tool
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300779881 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Construction of playing fields, tennis courts
FatCause: Other

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