Flying Saw Blade Injures New York Woman in Construction Area
The victim was hit in the leg Tuesday as she was walking in midtown Manhattan.
The blade, which is about 3-feet wide, is used to cut through concrete.
Police say it broke loose, flew up in the air and hit a tree before cutting a deep gash in the woman’s leg. She was taken to a hospital. Her condition wasn’t immediately known.
Police say the construction company was replacing a ruptured water main.
According to the New York Post, the Department of Design and Construction said in a statement the contractor was ordered not to use any saws until they were inspected and deemed safe.