Cutting Injuries

Publication Date: 
January 12 / 2015

On a summer’s morning in June, a worker with a power saw was cutting a 1” x 8” piece of wood that was located over their head at an awkward angle. Once the worker succeeded in cutting off a 12” piece of the wood, it fell and they immediately reached to catch it. The worker’s fingers crossed paths with the power saw that was in their other hand; the worker severed four fingertips and eventually lost two of them.