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Accident: 98540.015 - Worker Using Circular Saw Has Fingers Amputated In Kick Back

Accident: 98540.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1252305.01508/04/2017Cnw Construction, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on July 28, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in exterior carpentry at a commercial building. He was working from an A-frame ladder and using a cordless Skilsaw circular power saw. The saw hit a nail, which caused it to kick up. The blade struck Employee #1's fingers. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputation of his index and middle finger tips.
Keywords: struck by, kick back, hand tool, amputation, ladder, finger, blade, carpenter, construction, circular saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1252305.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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