Blade From Power Saw Impales Texas Worker

HOUSTON (August 26, 2014) A Houston construction worker was hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw.

Houston fire spokesman Kenyatta Parker says the man was still conscious when he was transported to a hospital with at least part of the blade still embedded in his body.

Parker says firefighters responded to an emergency call Monday morning that a man had been hurt while working atop a building near The Galleria, a popular shopping center.

Parker says the unidentified man was using a saw that construction workers often use to cut through metal or concrete.

He said such a blade can become dislodged if it is not tightly secured while cutting a hard material.


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