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Accident: 673905 - Employee Cut Finger And Hand In Radial Arm Saw

Accident: 673905 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/03/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10192847106/03/19863272Prestressed Concrete Operations
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A RADIAL ARM SAW TO CUT WASTE 2 BY 4 INCH PIECES OF WOOD INTO ONE FOOT LENGTHS. HE WAS NOT USING THE CORRECT METHOD OF CUTTING WITH THE SAW; INSTEAD HE WAS HOLDING ON TO THE WOOD PIECES MUCH TOO LONG, ENDANGERING HIS HAND. A PIECE OF WOOD BECAME BOUND UP IN THE BLADE, CAUSING IT TO SUDDENLY TWIST. THE TWISTING ACTION CAUSED HIS LEFT LITTLE FINGER AND THE ENTIRE BACK OF HIS HAND TO CONTACT THE BLADE. THE EMPLOYEE HAD 10 YEARS OF CARPENTRY EXPERIENCE.
Keywords: finger, saw, laceration, blade, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101928471 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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