Man Impaled on Saw Blade at Ariz. Construction Site

October 7, 2010

A construction worker is hospitalized in serious condition after a saw blade pierced part of his stomach at a Gilbert, Ariz., construction site.

Gilbert Fire Department spokesman Mike Connor says the 27-year-old construction worker was flown to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn. The man was on a ladder using a saw with a 10-inch blade while framing a single-story home when somehow the saw kicked back on him.

About 7 inches of blade cut into his stomach.

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