DOD Chop Saw Construction Doesn't Slice M Frame
Kenneth Barnett works construction and plumbing at Fort Bragg.
“I was in the process of working on a ten inch water line that had to be repaired. As I was cutting the pipe with a gas-powered chop saw, I ran into a problem.”
The problem? Kick-back from the blade – a FOOT-LONG circular saw blade.
“I had no control over the blade as it came toward my face. It actually went across my Oakley [M FrameÂ®] sunglasses and sent the saw in a different direction.”
The image showcases the potentially lethal path of the saw. It also illustrates technology that refuses to yield – even to foot-long, gas-powered saw blades.
“I work daily with about 45,000 soldiers and cannot wait to share my story with them.”
We’re glad to help spread the message of safety.