Construction Worker Killed in Portable Saw Accident

Troy, MI – A construction worker removing an in-ground pool was killed when a portable cutting saw hit him in the neck. Police said the 39-year-old man from Canton Township died at the scene.

Police said the unnamed worker was cutting through a metal pool when the saw got stuck. The worker yanked it, freeing it, and the saw kicked up directly at him.

A neighbor who witnessed the incident attempted to provide medical aid, but the man was pronounced dead when first responders arrived.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration immediately was notified about the incident, according to news reports.