20 Sep 2015

Man amputates finger with electric saw

7:02 pm on 20 September 2015

A man has had a nasty accident with an electric saw at the top of the South Island, cutting off one finger and severing two others on the same hand.

The victim - in his mid 60s - was working at a private property in the Collingwood area.

He was treated by paramedics before being flown to the plastics unit at Hutt Hospital to see if doctors could reattach his finger.