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Accident: 960021 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Table Saw

Accident: 960021 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/19/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11975489309/24/19922521Classic Cabinets
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 19, 1992, Employee #1, of Classic Cabinet in Sacramento, CA, was making repetitive cuts on a circular table saw using a 5/8 in. dado cutting head for shelf slots in the sides of cabinets. While he positioned a board on the saw table, his fingertip came in contact with the cutting head. His left little fingertip was removed just below the first joint. Employee #1 was transported to American River Hospital, where the wound was treated in the emergency room. The tip was later found intact, but no attempt was made to reattach it. Employee #1 returned to work a week after the accident.
Keywords: amputated, finger, circular saw, blade, unguarded, inattention, table saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119754893 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Cabinet makers and bench carpenters

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