An employee is suing a company after he lost three fingers in a workplace incident.
Kevin Hooper was installing windows when Gabriel Soliz, a subcontractor for a window installation company in Tomball, TX, asked him to use a table saw to cut trim.
The lawsuit alleges a blade guard had been removed from the saw by Soliz.
A small piece of trim got caught in a spinning blade, forcing Hooper’s left hand into the blade.
Hooper’s three middle fingers had to be amputated. He’s seeking $1 million.
Information from OSHA on requirements for table saw safety can be found here.