Student Loses Thumb In Classroom Injury
An 18-year-old student at a western Sydney TAFE has lost his thumb after an accident during class.
The carpentry student was using a drop saw at TAFE NSW's Nirimba campus on Thursday afternoon, rescue service Careflight said.
According to witnesses, the teenager's thumb became caught up in the saw before being sliced off.
A Careflight helicopter landed at the campus in Quakers Hill just before 2.30pm and joined paramedics who were already on the scene.
The teenager was given pain relief and assessed by the critical response paramedic and a Careflight specialist doctor.
The student was then taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.