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Accident: 98978.015 - Employee Amputates Three Fingers On A Table Saw

Accident: 98978.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1258456.01508/25/2017Garcia, Alex
At 4:15 p.m. on August 23, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a construction company, and Coworker #2, the company owner, were cutting and installing laminate flooring at a residential building. Employee #1 was operating a portable table saw mounted on a table. As he pushed a piece of laminate through the saw, the saw kicked back, and Employee #1's right hand was pulled into the blade. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputation of three fingers, additional hand lacerations, a severed tendon, and dislocation of his thumb. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that the table saw lacked a protective guard.
Keywords: saw, untrained, finger, laceration, residential construction, amputation, guard, carpenter, unguarded, tendon
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1258456.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpet installers

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