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Accident: 97338.015 - Employee'S Finger Amputated When Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 97338.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1247984.01507/19/2017United Production Framing, Llc
At 7:45 a.m. on July 11, 2017, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a construc tion framing company, were working at the construction site for a new developmen t of single family homes. Employee #1, a cutter, was on the first floor of a tw o-story residence and cutting plywood, 2 by 4's, and joists for the framers. A sawhorse was in the room where Employee #1 was working, but it was being used to stack wood. When asked by a framer to cut a 3.5-inch cut of plywood, Employee #1 propped the far end of a piece of plywood on the floor and held the piece in his left hand. The plywood's approximate measurements were 10 to 12 feet long, 5.5 inches wide, and 0.375 to 0.50 inches thick. Employee #1 began to cut the p lywood using a Skilsaw power saw, Model Number SPT77W, Serial Number 608001253. As he progressed through the cut, the saw kicked back and struck his left hand, amputating the tip of his left index finger and lacerating his left middle fing er. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hosp ital. He was admitted and treated for the partial finger amputation and the fin ger laceration.
Keywords: amputation, carpenter, finger, guard, kick back, laceration, residential construction, saw, wood slab
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1247984.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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