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Inspection: 3265907 - Butterfield Building Supply

Inspection Information - Office: Utah

Nr: 3265907Report ID: 0854910Open Date: 04/07/1986

Butterfield Building Supply
375 North Main Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5211/Lumber and Other Building Materials Dealers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/07/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/28/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360780712    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 691097Event: 04/05/1986Amputated Right Hand On Radial Arm Saw
AT APPROXIATELY 10 AM ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 5, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 AMPUTATED HIS RIGHT HAND WHILE MAKING A TEST CUT TO INSURE THAT THE RADIAL ARM SAW WAS PROPERLY SET UP TO PERFORM A JOB. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERS FROM EPILEPTIC SEIZURES, AND, IN FACT, HAD SUFFERED A SEIZURE EARLIER IN THE DAY. MANAGEMENT WAS AWARE OF HIS CONDITION AND HAD FORBIDDEN EMPLOYEE #1 TO OPERATE ANY OF THE COMPANY'S SAWS. HE HAD HAD A SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN 1985 WHICH RESULTED IN A CUT TO THE INDEX FINGER OF HIS LEFT HAND. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SETTING UP THE SAW, WHICH WAS TO BE OPERATED BY ANOTHER EMPLOYEE.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, seizure, saw, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3265907 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sawing machine operators

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