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11/24/2012 3:22:00 PM
Rimrock teenager slices head in skill saw accident

RIMROCK -- A 17 year old using a skill saw in the backyard of his home as the Thanksgiving Day was dinner was being prepared suffered a serious head wound. The teen was reportedly doing a detailed curved cut and his face was close to the work when the saw bucked and sliced him across the face.

Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District Engineer Kyle Mathews, who was on the rescue team, says the cut scarred the boy's skull when it cut from the hairline at the temple on one side of his face across the forehead to the opposite ear. Still, Matthews believes the boy was fortunate. Had the blade been one inch lower, he could have lost both eyes, Matthews says.

Crews stopped the blood loss and took the teen by ground ambulance to Verde Valley Medical Center. It is unknown whether he was then transferred to a specialty hospital.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012
Article comment by: accidents Do happen

This is one very lucky young man, whom I have the pleasure of knowing. There was no horse play or careless use. Skil saws are ubiquitous in the garage workshop. ALWAYS be aware of where your body is in relation to your work.
Get Well Soon ZS.

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