Devon worker's crushed hand is sewn in abdomen
Surgeons saved a worker's hand which had been crushed in an industrial mangle by sewing it inside a "pocket" in his abdomen for three weeks.
Anthony Seward, 23, got his hand trapped at Heathcoat Fabrics in Tiverton, Devon, in August 2016.
Exeter magistrates heard that a broken barrier guard had not been replaced.
Heathcoat admitted a health and safety offence and was fined £300,000. The firm told the court the accident was "a complete tragedy".
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22 Aug 2017
- From the section Devon