The Death Saw is presented as an escape gone wrong. In Steinmeyer's words: "beyond the practical concerns, the image of the woman in peril became a specific fashion in entertainment". Duty medics at the scene did all they could to save the woman but she died from her injuries. Being in the state of having a hang over and still being partially drunk.
The box he used was large and not very deceptive and instead of an attractive woman he employed a bellboy as an assistant. We were both filled with the adrenaline of keeping it secret from my Mum, and we wanted to get rid of it by doing more magic. The new-born baby was unharmed.