Chop saw accident kills Jones County man

A Jones County man died in a “fluke accident” with a chop saw Wednesday, Jones County Coroner Jerry Bridges Sr. said.

Alexander W. Vickers, 67, was pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, about two hours after his wife discovered his body. Bridges said Vickers, a resident of Sand Creek Trail, had gone down the road to his son’s workshop to make a gift for his son.

As the owner of A.W. Vickers Transmission on Ocmulgee East Boulevard, Vickers was experienced in working with metal.

He had put a long piece of steel on the ground to cut when the accident happened. Bridges said somehow his arm and wrist got caught in the saw, which cut the artery and vein in his wrist.

Vickers had been taking blood-thinning medication that may have made the wound keep bleeding.