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Accident: 70093.015 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated By Power Saw Blade.

Accident: 70093.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 01/20/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1020178.01501/21/2015Dasch Millwork & Specialties, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on January 20, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a millwright company, was engaged in interior carpentry at a commercial building construction site. H e was using a power saw to cut wood for a cabinet installation. Employee #1 lift ed the machine guard and reached across the saw's blade and his thumb was amputa ted. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hosp ital, where he was admitted and treated for the amputation.
Keywords: amputation, blade, building, carpenter, construction, machine guarding, saw, struck by, thumb, wood slab
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1020178.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
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