Elderly man severs fingers with bench saw

By -
FILE
FILE

An Eastern Bay man was flown to hospital for surgery after severing his fingers with a bench saw.

The Trustpower TECT helicopter took the 77-year-old Opotiki man to Waikato Hospital about 1pm today for specialist surgery to reattach two fingers on his left hand.

Pilot Liam Brettkelly said the man had been using a bench saw when the incident occurred.

He was taken by St John ambulance to Whakatane airport before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

For more articles from this region, go to

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 24 May 2017 09:11:55 Processing Time: 268ms