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Circular Saw Cuts Man's Neck

posted Feb 3, 2012, 4:18 AM by Michael Dekker   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 6:21 AM ]
A construction worker using a circular saw suffered a critical wound to the neck yesterday (August 18, 2008) when the...

"...blade struck a nail and kicked back, slicing the left side of his neck and cutting him towards his throat." (

This accident is a timely reminder to work safe, and to avoid using power tools above your head. Though I have no details about this particular incident, it is likely he was using the circular saw to trim a board above the level of his shoulders. In such a position, the operator has no means to brace themselves against kickback, and it becomes the proverbial accident waiting to happen.

The original article can be found at Metro News.