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.
- Daily Post