Construction worker impaled in chest by blade

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The worker was putting a new facade on a building near the Houston Galleria, when a saw blade shattered and a piece of it went into his chest.

Paramedics arrived, secured the victim in a stoke basket and lifted him from the roof of the strip center using a Houston Fire Department ladder truck.

HOUSTON, TEXAS (NBC) - A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw.

According to firefighters, the worker was putting a new facade on a building near the Galleria - a popular shopping center - when a saw blade shattered and a piece of it went into his chest.

Paramedics arrived, secured the victim in a stoke basket and lifted him from the roof of the strip center using a Houston Fire Department ladder truck.

The worker was going in and out of consciousness as he was transported to the hospital.

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

According to officials, such a blade can become dislodged if it isn't tightly secured while cutting a hard material.


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