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Accident: 98448.015 - Worker Operating Saw Has Finger Amputated In Kick Back

Accident: 98448.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 08/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1258102.01508/11/2017Culbertson Company Of New York
At 9:30 a.m. on August 10, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a construction company, were working at a road job site. Employee #1 was operating a Bosch Circular Saw to rip a 2 by 4 piece of wood. Coworker #1 held the wood at the other end. The wood was partially set on the top edge of a concrete wall. As Employee #1 operated the saw, the saw kicked back and struck his left hand. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the partial amputation of his left middle finger and a severe laceration to his left ring finger.
Keywords: repair, amputation, laceration, highway, masonry wall, kick back, finger, construction, circular saw, wood slab
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1258102.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
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