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Worker cut arm with saw
7:00pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Headlines
A MAN was airlifted to hospital last Thursday afternoon after cutting his arm with a circular saw in Ringwood.
Emergency services raced to the High Street following a 999 call reporting that a man working on a store renovation had seriously hurt his arm at 12.41pm.
The incident took place in a unit that is set to become an Italian coffee shop.
A first responder medic was on the scene just minutes after an ambulance was called, while a paramedic crew arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.
The air ambulance landed just before 1pm at Bickerley Common.
Steve Dawkins, 43, of Ringwood Fabrics, said: “He [the victim] was very calm.
“He had a bad cut to his forearm, and someone had wrapped a T-shirt around it.”
He said the makeshift bandage was “soaking with blood”.
“It sounded like the saw jammed, jumped up and cut him across the arm,” he said.
The man was taken to Salisbury District Hospital for treatment. His injury is not thought to be life-changing. Police say the Health and Safety Executive has now been informed.
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