Builder saws off finger

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A builder has severed his finger while cutting timber with a skillsaw.

The 23-year-old Whakatane man was injured yesterday.

He was airlifted from Whakatane Hospital to Waikato Hospital by the Waikato-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter with an ICU retrieval team on board.

He had accidentally sawn off his index finger while cutting timber with a skillsaw.

He was flown to Waikato Hospital for surgery.

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