South Scotland

Selkirk sawmill finger slicing incident investigated

An investigation has been launched after a worker at a Selkirk factory had three fingers sliced off by a saw.

Officers from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are probing the incident, which happened last week at building material firm Oregon Timber.

Police Scotland said the man severely injured his hand with a chop saw and was taken to Borders General Hospital.

A spokesman added that the saw amputated the tops of three of the male worker's fingers on one hand.

He said a report had been submitted to the HSE.

A spokesman for the HSE confirmed: "HSE is aware of the incident and is investigating."

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