Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).
Employee Is Hospitalized When Hand Contacts Saw Blade
Employee #1 was cutting material in half with 2-cuts, one on each side. When he reached under the material, his hand came in contact with the revolving saw blade of a Beach table saw with a 7 ft fence. There was a 1 inch opening on the turned post that allowed Employee #1 to contact the blade. That opening was between the table and the post (the saw could not be guarded because the blade did not come above the post being cut.) This was not his usual working position. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.
The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.