I know this topic has been beat to death here, I mean really clubbed good. But Wood has an interesting accounting of the trial regarding Mr. Osorio and the lawsuit regarding the mishap with the Ryobi saw here. While my opinion holds firm that Ryobi is not at fault for not having “flesh sensing technology,” the transcripts of the case point out that Carlos was fairly new at woodworking and his company presented the saw sans blade guard and splitter. It is a good read to at least understand the case and how Carlos ended up injured. If anything, I think the pressure that is currently put on the saw companies to make their saws accident proof should be redirected to employers making sure that the saws they use on the site is equipped with the safety features that do come with the saw.
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.