‘It went flying’: Tradie’s finger is TURNED OFF after his wedding ring caught on his ute – as he shares gruesome photos as a warning to others
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Dean Outlaw kept his wedding finger on his ute while he charged it on Friday
- The doctors managed to reattach his finger, but the blood still has to circulate
- Outlaw warned his fellow tradies not to wear jewelry while working
A tradition whose finger was ripped off when his wedding ring caught on his ute has shared gruesome photos as a warning to others.
Dean Outlaw was tying up a wheelbarrow on Friday when he slipped and the ring got stuck to a bolt protruding from his vehicle.
He said the pressure of the ring when he fell to the ground ripped his finger off before it ‘flew’ into the back of his ute.
The merchant, from New South Wales’ Central Coast, was left in terrible pain and called out to a nearby handyman who helped stop the bleeding with a towel.
Dean Outlaw held his finger as he tied a wheelbarrow and the pressure ripped his finger off. Depicted is the removed finger
‘The pressure has bundled it all together until the skin has given it away and it’s fired like a champagne cork,’ he said. Yahoo News.
I called my wife, who was five minutes away, and asked her to come and get me.
“She came out and she and the customer had to look through the back of the ute to find the finger.”
Mr. Outlaw is now at North Shore Hospital in Sydney with his finger reattached and moving, but he has yet to regain some feeling.
Outlaw called to a nearby handyman who rushed to stop the bleeding with a towel. Pictured is his hand after the accident
Mr Outlaw said his wife Kathy (both in the photo) and a client helped find his missing finger while trying to stop the bleeding
As the blood entered the finger, doctors are concerned about the lack of circulation and placed leeches to keep the finger flowing.
Mr. Outlaw said doctors may need to take further action if his blackened finger doesn’t start circulating properly to try to prevent amputation.
He warned his fellow traders on Facebook not to wear jewelry while working to avoid similar incidents.
“I’ve been in the hospital for a week now and they think it will be 3 months before I can get back to work,” he said.
“So if you’re wearing a ring, I recommend taking it off and if you really want to wear something, get a rubber or silicone ring.”
Mr Outlaw said the finger is now reattached and moving but the blood should not circulate properly yet