UPDATED: Public Works Employee Flown to Hospital After Saw Incident

A medical helicopter was requested for a Framingham Public Works employee, after he was injured by a circular blade chop saw.

UPDATED: 12:25 p.m.

A Framingham Public Works employee was flown to a Boston hospital after he was injured by a 14-inch circular blade chop saw, said Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini.

The man, who works for the water department, suffered a left shoulder injury, said Brandolini. He was conscious and talking at the scene.

The employee severed an artery while in the trenches, said Town Manager Bob Halpin.


Report of man, in his 20s, injured with a chain saw on Woodland Drive. Man was conscious at the scene. Report of a severe injury to his arm.

Medflight helicopter requested. Helicopter is expected to land at the Massachusetts State Police headquarters.

Framingham Police and Framingham Fire on the scene.

Man is expected to be transported to Boston for treatment.

Woodlawn Drive is where there has been a lot of activity yesterday and today, due to an issue with the sewer system. It is unknown if the chainsaw accident is related to the sewer repairs.

Residents have been complaining of numerous trucks coming down their suburban street. Framingham Public Works says they have an issue with the sewer line and pumping station and are working to resolve it soon.


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