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Blade from power saw impales Houston worker

Published: August 26, 2014 4:00 AM

HOUSTON -- 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.

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

The man was using a saw that construction workers often use to cut through metal or concrete. Such a blade can become dislodged if it is not tightly secured.

while cutting a hard material.

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