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Accident: 92937.015 - Worker Is Injured When Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 92937.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1208876.01502/08/2017Bovard Studio Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on January 30, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a specialty glass company, was engaged in exterior carpentry at a commercial building. He was operating a Ridgid circular saw, 6.2 inches, powered by an 18 volt battery, to cut a 3 feet long 2 by 4 piece of wood window trim. The trim was needed to complete a window installation. The saw kicked back and cut the tip of Employee #1's left thumb. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted, and medical personnel performed an amputation to repair the tip of his thumb. The subsequent investigation was unable to determine why the saw kicked back. The saw was properly guarded and the blade was sharp. Employee #1 was wearing leather gloves, but the gloves did not prevent the injury.
Keywords: thumb, laceration, amputation, installing, carpenter, construction, kick back, glove, circular saw, building
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1208876.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Glaziers FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing

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