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Accident: 99319.015 - Worker Operating Circular Saw Incurs Amputation

Accident: 99319.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266496.01509/20/2017Gustafson Industries, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on August 30, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, was engaged in removing water-damaged material from a residential building's roof. He had previously removed sections of sheeting/tiles. He now was standing on the ceiling trusses and using a hand-held circular saw to cut a section of fascia board. The saw kicked back, and Employee #1's left hand and thumb came into contact with the blade. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for an amputation injury.
Keywords: repair, hand, amputation, roof, residential construction, machine guarding, kick back, thumb, untrained, circular saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266496.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Roofers

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