Story: Workplace safety and accident compensation

Reattached fingers

Reattached fingers

Lower Hutt gasfitter Dean Cutter lost all the fingers and thumb of his right hand when it was caught in a chain drive. ‘I was really worried I was going to be left with a stump,’ he said, but his fingers were reattached and he regained movement in them. ACC paid for his treatment.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/4967/26
Photograph by Mark Coote

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Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Accident compensation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 March 2021)

Story by Hazel Armstrong, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2016