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Air Ambulance rescues man who amputated his own fingers

Date: 08-Jun-2010

The 45-year-old man had to be airlifted to hospital after the accident, which happened on the Rushock Trading Estate, off the A442, Well Lane, Rushock, at about 5.15pm yesterday.

An ambulance, a BASICs Emergency Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were all sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "It was not clear exactly what happened but crews were told that the man had a loading strap around his hand when it went round a wheel as the lorry moved.

"The 45-year-old man suffered a very serious hand injury including the amputation of three fingers, the fingers were recovered and placed on ice.

"The man's hand was dressed before he was airlifted to the regional trauma centre at Selly Oak Hospital by the Midlands Air Ambulance for immediate surgery.'

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