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You have to see this! Man narrowly escapes death as runaway saw blade heads in his direction

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A loose four-foot saw blade zooms across a parking lot in Oregon and barely misses striking a man walking into a store. | Courtesy WHAS11 Youtube

A RUNAWAY BLADE — An Oregon man had a close call with a four-foot concrete saw blade that barreled across a parking lot, nearly striking him.

Surveillance video shows Shane Reimche walk into a convenience store and shut the door behind him seconds before the saw blade took off. The blade broke loose from a nearby construction site, zoomed through the parking lot and embedded itself into the store’s exterior wall — only inches away from the door Reimche shut.

“I put my hand on the door, and I heard a loud bang and yelling over here at the corner just as a cloud of smoke pops up,” he explained. “I see a guy falling into the ditch and a four-foot blade hurling at me.”

Intense video of the incident shows the inside of the store shake as the blade hits the outside of the building.

A contractor on the scene who witnessed the ordeal said the blade may have gotten loose from a lost bolt, in addition to potential operator error.

“I was thinking maybe it was my time,” Reimche stated. “I don’t think I would have survived getting touched by that thing.”

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