A 65-year-old man operating a saw machine a timber workshop on railway road in Phagwara, Punjab died when his head got chopped by its blade.
The deceased was identified as Ajit Singh.
Parminder Singh, son of the deceased, said his father had been working in the saw mill for the last four to five years.
Inspector Vijay Kanwar of the city police station said Ajit Singh fell forward on to the running saw machine accidentally that led to his death.
The body was sent to the civil hospital for post mortem, he added.