Employee suffers serious hand injury in stone-cutting incident

This Is Wiltshire: Windsmere Stone, where the accident occurred Windsmere Stone, where the accident occurred

An employee from Windsmere Stone, Sells Green, has suffered serious injuries after his left hand became trapped in a stone saw this morning.

The incident happened at 9am at the stone, granite and marble company between Melksham and Devizes, and the man was trapped for over an hour as firefighters battled to release him with cutting equipment.

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance is currently being serviced but paramedic Ross Culligan was among the paramedics who treated the man, who was conscious but treated with morphine and painkillers.

Mr Culligan said: “The injuries this man sustained were incredibly serious. We planned a great deal with this incident and co-worked with the fire crew.

“We did it in very good time considering the complexity of the accident. We could not get to his hand.

“I took an image of his injuries prior to dressing his hand and sent it directly to the surgeons who could prepare the operating theatre. This is a step forward in patient care.”

The man was taken by land ambulance to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:17pm Tue 12 Mar 13

KazVan says...

Sounds very serious, it must have been awful being trapped for over an hour. Hope this man makes a full recovery and that the HSE carry out a full investigation. Well done to the emergency services for what was a complex incident. My thoughts are with this man, his colleagues who witnessed this, and his family.
Sounds very serious, it must have been awful being trapped for over an hour. Hope this man makes a full recovery and that the HSE carry out a full investigation. Well done to the emergency services for what was a complex incident. My thoughts are with this man, his colleagues who witnessed this, and his family. KazVan
  • Score: 1

11:05am Wed 13 Mar 13

chippenette says...

Ditto KazVan's comment , this reminds us how lucky we are to have great emergency services in Wiltshire . Hope the man involved recovers well from his injuries.
Ditto KazVan's comment , this reminds us how lucky we are to have great emergency services in Wiltshire . Hope the man involved recovers well from his injuries. chippenette
  • Score: 0

7:34am Thu 14 Mar 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

chippenette wrote:
Ditto KazVan's comment , this reminds us how lucky we are to have great emergency services in Wiltshire . Hope the man involved recovers well from his injuries.
Are there some counties that have useless emergency services then?
[quote][p][bold]chippenette[/bold] wrote: Ditto KazVan's comment , this reminds us how lucky we are to have great emergency services in Wiltshire . Hope the man involved recovers well from his injuries.[/p][/quote]Are there some counties that have useless emergency services then? Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: -1

4:18pm Mon 18 Mar 13

mighty mac says...

oh donnyfly give it a rest
oh donnyfly give it a rest mighty mac
  • Score: 0

1:03pm Tue 19 Mar 13

redrum says...

Dont rise to it, just laugh. On here is probably their only entertainment. Why else do you think they try and pick at everything. There are a couple on here who just dislike others having an opinion if it is not the same as theirs.
Dont rise to it, just laugh. On here is probably their only entertainment. Why else do you think they try and pick at everything. There are a couple on here who just dislike others having an opinion if it is not the same as theirs. redrum
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree