Davidson told members an employee was recently injured with a different type of saw while cutting a water main when he was down in hole while making a repair. Fortunately the injury wasn’t too severe but the employee did require medical attention. This wasn’t the first injury cutting a water main.
The water department already has a larger guillotine saw to cut a bigger diameter pipe and they have discussed getting a smaller one for a couple of years. The saw Davidson wants to purchase will cut pipe that is 2 to 8 inches in diameter.
The base quote for the smaller guillotine saw is $8,745. The board unanimously approved the request.