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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124713728 - Brewer Bros Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Portland

Nr: 124713728Report ID: 1054111Open Date: 12/01/1995

Brewer Bros Construction Inc
7212 Seven Oaks Lane
Canby, OR 97013
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1751/Carpentry Work
Mailing: 9011 Sw Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/01/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/20/1999

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 7010052 02/27/1996 12/01/1995 $250 $250 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 701076502 B B 02/27/1996 03/01/1996 $200 $200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 788869Event: 12/01/1995Employee Lacerates Leg When Saw Kicks Back
Employee #1 and a coworker were working in the truss work of a California-style roof, installing reinforcing blocks in the framework. The coworker was measuring the lumber and Employee #1, in a kneeling position with his upper torso resting over his legs, cut it using a hand-held circular saw. As he began to cut a 2 by 4 piece of lumber, the coworker warned him that he was cutting it too close to his body. Employee #1 continued cutting without reacting to the warning. At the end of the cut, the saw blade became caught, causing the saw to kick back and lacerate Employee #1's leg. His femoral artery was cut and the wound began to bleed profusely. Using tweezers from his pocket knife, Employee #1 pinched the artery to slow the bleeding. After the bleeding was reduced, he was transported to the Canby Fire Department where medical personnel were awaiting his arrival. He was flown by Life Flight to Emanuel Hospital.
Keywords: kick back, portable power tool, loss of blood, work rules, construction, circular saw, laceration, artery, inattention, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124713728 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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