STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters in Stamford had to be called in after a 5-year-old boy used a power tool to thread a steel nut onto his index finger.
The Stamford Fire Department says the boy used a screw gun-type power tool on Sunday to thread the 3/8-inch nut onto his finger past the first knuckle.
Staff at the hospital couldn’t remove the nut, so they called in the fire department. A four-man rescue crew managed to get it off without hurting the boy.
The boy was sedated, and firefighters cut the nut using a rotary tool. They used saline to dissipate the heat, while using a metal dipstick to protect the boy’s finger.
Officials say two cuts were made to spread the nut. It then slid off the child’s finger.
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