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Accident: 691097 - Amputated Right Hand On Radial Arm Saw

Accident: 691097 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/05/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
326590704/07/19865211Butterfield Building Supply
AT APPROXIATELY 10 AM ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 5, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 AMPUTATED HIS RIGHT HAND WHILE MAKING A TEST CUT TO INSURE THAT THE RADIAL ARM SAW WAS PROPERLY SET UP TO PERFORM A JOB. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERS FROM EPILEPTIC SEIZURES, AND, IN FACT, HAD SUFFERED A SEIZURE EARLIER IN THE DAY. MANAGEMENT WAS AWARE OF HIS CONDITION AND HAD FORBIDDEN EMPLOYEE #1 TO OPERATE ANY OF THE COMPANY'S SAWS. HE HAD HAD A SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN 1985 WHICH RESULTED IN A CUT TO THE INDEX FINGER OF HIS LEFT HAND. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SETTING UP THE SAW, WHICH WAS TO BE OPERATED BY ANOTHER EMPLOYEE.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, seizure, saw, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3265907 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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