Saw blade comes loose, hits pedestrian

newyork.cbslocal.com Published: May 28, 2014

All equipment at a construction site is being inspected after a freak accident Tuesday morning in midtown Manhattan.

The city has issued a stop work order after authorities said a pedestrian was injured when a circular saw blade at the construction site came loose, flew about 100 feet through the air and struck her.



The incident was captured in nearby surveillance video. In the video, the giant saw blade can be seen flying through the air. Police said after it broke loose, it hit a tree and then the woman, cutting a deep gash in her leg.



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