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Construction Worker Dies After Portable Saw Accident

A man in Troy, Mich. died during a pool removal job when his saw became stuck.

A 39-year-old Canton Township, Mich. construction worker was fatally injured Wednesday, Sept. 13 after a portable saw struck him in the neck, according to news reports.

The worker, whose name and employer have not been released, was removing an in-ground pool at a property in Troy, Mich. when he lost control of the equipment after it became stuck. He was one of two employees at the job site.

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.

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