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Accident: 98323.015 - Employee Operating Power Saw Lacerates Leg

Accident: 98323.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1242487.01506/20/2017Athlon Pool Company
At 3:43 p.m. on March 28, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a swimming pool construction company, was installing a pool at a residence. He was working on the pool framing and was attempting to cut a piece of wood board with a powered circular hand saw. The saw blade caught on Employee #1's right pant leg, and Employee #1 lost control of the saw. The blade cut into his right leg between the knee and ankle. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a 12 cm laceration to his right lower leg. The subsequent investigation determined that the saw guard had not worked properly, and the guard was pulled back and not protecting the operator when Employee #1 incurred the laceration.
Keywords: struck by, residential construction, leg, laceration, machine guarding, circular saw, blade, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1242487.015 51 M Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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