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Accident: 779611 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught By Saw Blade

Accident: 779611 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 02/08/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11120084603/09/19902499Hoffman & Barner
At approximately 4:10 p.m. on February 8, 1990, Employee #1 was ripping 11 1/2 inch wide boards down to 5 1/2 inches wide on a hand-fed circular ripsaw, Delta model 10, serial #87F30523 and catalog #34-410. He was feeding the material into the saw while a helper pulled the material through the saw, which had no guards, no spreader, and no kick backs. When Employee #1's glove caught on either the saw blade or a snag on the material, his right hand was pulled into the blade. He was treated at Washoe Medical Center and was hospitalized for three days. His pinkie finger was reattached and the other three fingers have been surgically repaired. Employee #1 must undergo more surgery.
Keywords: severed, finger, glove, work rules, struck against, circular saw, laceration, blade, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111200846 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Sawing machine operators

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