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Accident: 793828 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated By Circular Saw

Accident: 793828 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 11/26/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10823724911/26/19902491J H Baxter & Company
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on November 21, 1990, Employee #1, a maintenance man, was repairing a roof on a dry kiln. He was operating a hand-held circular saw and was cutting a 3 by 6 to size. The Skil saw, which he was holding in his right hand, bound up and the employee reached across the saw to pull back the saw guard in an attempt to free it. The saw kicked back and amputated two fingertips on the employee's left hand.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, finger, circular saw, saw, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108237249 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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