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Accident: 98045.015 - Worker Using Miter Saw Has Fingers Amputated In Kick Back

Accident: 98045.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 07/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253898.01509/20/2017One Of A Kind Wall Design Inc.
At 9:30 a.m. on July 26, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a custom design company, were working at a single family residence. Employee #1 was cutting wood with a miter saw, and Coworkers #1 and #2 were taking measurem ents and conveying this information to Employee #1. Employee #1 attempted to cu t 16 inches from an unsupported 16-foot long piece of 4-inch by 1-inch wood. Th e saw blade became bound and then kicked back. Employee #1's fingers were thrus t under the blade. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transpor ted to the hospital. He was treated for multiple finger amputations.
Keywords: amputation, blade, carpenter, caught in, finger, kick back, residential construction, saw, unstable surface, wood slab
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253898.015 24 M Non Hospitalized injury Painting and paint spraying machine operators

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