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Accident: 779462 - Employee'S Leg Cut By Circular Hand Saw

Accident: 779462 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 07/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10465722607/25/19882439Tahoe Truss, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a worm-drive circular saw with its guard wedged back for a cutting operation that he usually did not perform. The saw had been given to him by his foreman, so he thought the foreman wanted him to use it with the guard in that position. Employee #1 was cutting on a 2-in. by 4-in. truss when the saw blade bound and kicked back. The blade contacted him on the upper part of his left leg, causing an 8-in.-long, T-shaped laceration down to the bone. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: kick back, guard, work rules, circular saw, inexperience, laceration, blade, untrained, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104657226 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenter apprentices

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