A contractor was working to rebuild a home that was destroyed by fire last winter when he cut off his finger in a construction accident earlier this month.
The 25 year old worker was using a circular saw on the first floor of the new home, where he was cutting some strapping when the saw detached his left index finger.
Hamilton Police and Fire Department responded around 11:15 a.m. and the injured worker was taken to Beverly Hospital where he was treated. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been notified, but it will take them a few weeks to investigate.
An OSHA spokesman stated, “The purpose of OSHA’s inspection is to determine which workplace safety standards apply in this situation and whether or not those standards were complied with by the employer.”
Pulgini & Norton, LLP attorneys have handled workers’ compensation claims for over 25 years in and around Boston and its surrounding areas. If you or a family member has been injured at work and would like to seek legal assistance, please contact us at (781) 843-2200 or (888) 344-2046 or email us.
Man Cuts Off Finger in Construction Accident, Hamilton-Wenham Patch, August 3, 2012