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Accident: 693044 - Fingers Cut By Circular Saw Blade

Accident: 693044 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 05/21/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
334930510/06/19867999Division Of Parks & Recreation, Hungry Mother Stat
AT APPROXIMATELY 9 AM ON MAY 21, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING IN THE MAINTENANCE SHOP IN THE HEMLOCK HAVEN AREA OF HUNGRY MOTHER STATE PARK, MARION, VIRGINIA. HE WAS RIPPING A 1 INCH BY 4 INCH BY 12 FEET BOARD ON A CRAFTSMAN 10 INCH CIRCULAR SAW. THE SAW WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING HOOD, SPREADER, OR NONKICKBACK FINGERS. THE BOARD BEGAN TO BIND AGAINST THE BLADE, THEN SUDDENLY FLEW OUT OF POSITION, CAUSING THE EMPLOYEE'S HAND TO STRIKE AGAINST THE SAW BLADE. HE SUSTAINED SEVERE CUTS TO THE INDEX, MIDDLE AND RING FINGERS ON HIS LEFT HAND.
Keywords: finger, circular saw, laceration, spreader bar, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3349305 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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