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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1329538.015 - Working Enterprises Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 1329538.015Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 07/16/2018

Working Enterprises Inc.
171 Manor Dr.
Lake Almanor, CA 96137
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 236115/New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)
Mailing: 171 Manor Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/12/2018
Close Case:10/12/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 110026.015Event: 06/26/2018Employee'S Fingers Are Cut When Circular Saw Kicks Back
At 7:30 a.m. on June 26, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were working at a residential construction site. Employee #1 was operating a Skilsaw Mag77LT Circular Saw and cutting plywood gussets for the structure's frame work. The saw kicked back, and the blade struck Employee #1's left hand. It cut across the middle knuckles of the ring and middle finger, then jumped and cut the tips of those two fingers. The sawblade cut through bones and tendons on both fingers. Coworker #1 came to Employee #1's assistance, and they proceeded from the job site to the road, where Coworker #2 was waiting for them. Coworker #2 transported Employee #1 to the fire department, where emergency service personnel provided first aid for Employee #1's wounds. Employee #1 was then flown to a hospital, where he was admitted for further treatment, which included stitching the lacerated fingers and casting the left hand.
Keywords: cutting, hand, laceration, residential construction, hand tool, kick back, blade, circular saw, finger, equipment operator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1329538.015 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers

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