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Accident: 780015 - Employee Injured When Saw Contacts Leg

Accident: 780015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 09/20/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11120239610/03/19891542Brunson Built Construction & Development
Employee #1 had just added another power cord to his portable power driven circular saw. When Employee #1 pulled the trigger to check the power to the saw he sustained a laceration on front portion of left thigh that required 10 stitches to close. Employee #1 either stepped on the cord pulling the saw into contact with his leg or the torque of the motor forced the saw into the leg.
Keywords: circular saw, saw, laceration
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111202396 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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