Caught on tape: Runaway construction blade

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by The Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 20 at 3:16 PM

LORAIN, Ohio -- A home security camera in Ohio has captured a construction mishap that could have been a lot worse. Video from the camera shows a large blade spinning off a saw being used to cut through a street. The blade then rolled through a yard and ended up leaving a 3-foot gash in the side of an empty house in Lorain, 26 miles west of Cleveland.

Rachel Gayhart said she and her husband checked their video Monday to see why the street work wasn't finished. She said the blade missed a gas meter on the side of the neighboring house by only two feet.

The video shows a construction worker retrieving the runaway blade and putting it back on the saw.

Lorain officials said the firm doing the work under contract for the city is investigating the incident.

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