Man Impaled by Saw Blade during Construction

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Houston, TX -- A construction worker was impaled by a saw blade today.  He was working on the roof at the Houston Galleria.

Houston firefighters reported that the worker was putting a new facade on the building when a blade shattered and a piece broke off and impaled him in the chest.

Paramedics arrived, secured the victim to a stoke basket, and lifted him from the roof.

The worker went in and out of conscienceness on his way to the hospital.  No word yet on his condition.