Man’s thumb severed in power tool mishap at Dunmore

A rescue chopper has airlifted a man to a Sydney hospital after a drop saw cut through his hand on Tuesday afternoon.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the 33-year-old man at a property off Dunmore Road before the chopper arrived.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Norm Rees said the man received a significant injury to his left hand.

“He was stabilised at the scene and the decision was made to transport him to Sydney for a hand surgeon specialising in that field because of the type of injury and the damage that has been done,”

“He still has good movement and good circulation in his hand so it’s a positive sign. There is obviously some nerve damage and that’s why the decision has been made to take him to the hand hospital.”