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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171054729 Event: 11/25/1996Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Table Saw
Employee #1 was cleaning off a table saw. He removed the saw's sliding table top, with the guard attached, and balanced it on the table saw, exposing its rotating blade. Without turning off the saw, he began to blow away the saw dust with a compressed air hose. His right hand contacted the moving blade, amputating his index, middle, and ring fingers.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, cleaning, struck against, compressed air, saw, blade, table saw
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126765015 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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