Georgia plant employee dies after striking neck with saw

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) – An official says the death of an employee at a Georgia waste water treatment plant was an accident.

The Macon Telegraph reports that 52-year-old James Kip Evans died Friday after cutting his neck while cutting pipes with a chop saw at the Utility Partners plant in Monroe County.

Utility Partners President Bob Monette says the saw blade pinched between two pieces of pipe and hit Evans in the neck when he pulled it out. He says other employees tried to help by putting pressure on the wound but Evans was bleeding heavily.

Monroe County Sheriff Sgt. Lawson Bittick says Evans died soon after arriving at a Macon hospital.

Federal authorities with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration have been notified to investigate.

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