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Accident: 94540.015 - Employee Lacerates Left Leg When Circular Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 94540.015 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 03/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223440.01504/05/20171751317716493 - L&L Bendormex Llc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 8, 2017, an employee was cutting fascia board on the roof of a residential building. The employee was believed to be holding or resting the fascia board on his leg while cutting it with a circular saw. The circular saw kicked back which lead to an approximately 20 inch cut on the outside of the employee's right leg. The circular saw's guard was pinned and the saw blade adjusted to its deepest adjustment allowing the saw's blade to be fully and continually exposed. A coworker working with the employee quickly wrapped the injured leg, aided the employee down the ladder. The coworker called the emergency medical services and waited for the paramedics to arrive. The employee was transported to St. Charles Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries. The employee was hospitalized for nine days. The employee was scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on April 19, 2017. If the surgery was not successful, the employee's leg was expected to be amputated.
Keywords: circular saw, kick back, laceration, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1223440.015 0 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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