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Accident: 809285 - Employee'S Hand Amputated By Radial Arm Saw

Accident: 809285 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/15/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1528593512/19/19889512Nc Dept Of Natural Resources & Comm. Dev., Div Of
On Thursday, December 15, 1988, Employee #1 was operating a 16 in. DeWalt radial arm saw, catalog #40020, in the maintenance shop. While Employee #1 cut an approximately 30 in. long 2 by 6 board about 1 in. from the left end of the board, his left hand was pulled into the blade and amputated. Employee #1 required hospitalization. The cut began at the smallest finger and continued diagonally across the hand, leaving only a portion of the thumb.
Keywords: amputated, caught by, saw, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15285935 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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