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Accident: 97473.015 - Employee Is Injured When Power Saw Kicks Back

Accident: 97473.015 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 07/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1249411.01507/24/2017Keenan Construction And Excavating, Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on July 21, 2017, Employee #1 employed by a construction and excavation company, was installing a culvert. He was operating a concrete saw and cutting concrete pipe when the saw kicked back and struck Employee #1 in the chin and chest. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for lacerations to his chest and chin, and the loss of two teeth.
Keywords: struck by, electric saw, kick back, laceration, material handling, face, construction, saw, chest, concrete pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1249411.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Equipment Operator: Skidsteer/Bobcat FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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