Facial injury from angle grinder

Ambulance 7

Monday 5th May 2014 – 6.15pm – Claire Brown.

A man was lucky not to have lost his eye after an angle grinder cut his face this morning in Rugby.

The incident happened at a property in Southam Road, Kytes Harwick, shortly before 8.00am (Monday). A community paramedic, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The 54 year old man had been cutting up wooden logs with the angle grinder when it kicked back and hit him in the face. The man sustained a nasty five inch cut from his eyebrow to his chin which was bleeding heavily.

“The swelling was so bad that ambulance staff were unable to see whether the man’s eye had been damaged. They carefully stemmed the bleeding and covered his laceration with moist dressings before he was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for emergency maxillofacial treatment.

“Upon further assessment at hospital, medics discovered that the angle grinder had fortunately missed the man’s eye.”




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