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Accident: 70012.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Operating A Table Saw

Accident: 70012.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 01/14/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1018987.01501/16/2015Andrews And Thornley Construction Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on January 14, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a construction general contractor, was performing interior carpentry at the site of a refinery. He was using a 10-inch RIDGID table saw to assemble framing for a wall mirror. As Employee #1 executed a non-through rip type cut on a piece of wood, the wood kicked back. Employee #1's hand was drawn into contact with the rotating blade of the table saw. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for amputation of his left middle finger and deep laceration of his left thumb, left forefinger, and left ring finger. He was then discharged without hospitalization.
Keywords: refinery, machine guarding, amputation, laceration, glove, table saw, wood slab, carpenter, finger, thumb
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1018987.015 56 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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