Devon worker's crushed hand sewn in stomach
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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".

Warning: This story contains graphic images that some readers may find upsetting.

  • 22 Aug 2017
  • From the section Devon
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