A man has been airlifted to hospital after losing four fingers in an industrial accident in Walsall.
The incident happened an engineering company on Westgate, in Aldridge, at 3.15pm on Thursday.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 20s, had amputated four fingers from one of his hands after reportedly using machinery.
“His colleagues were administering excellent first aid by dressing his wounds, applying pressure and elevating his hand to stop the bleeding.
"They had also salvaged the fingers and placed them in cold packaging to preserve them.
“The man’s hand was carefully dressed by crews and he was given pain relief before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one of the regions specialist trauma centres, for further treatment and surgery in an attempt to reattach his digits.”