Stomach-churning video shows screw removed from finger with power drill


GRUESOME video has captured the moment a power drill is used to remove a screw from a workman’s finger.

The video, thought to have been taken on a work site in the south of England, shows the drill being used in reverse to remove the two inch screw which has gone straight through the victim’s finger.

The clip shows that the screw has pierced through the top of his left index finger and can be seen sticking out from the other side.

Other voices can be heard saying, ‘This is going to sting’ and ‘I’m going to be sick’ as the screw is slowly drilled back out of the flesh.

The grisly footage was uploaded onto a Facebook page dedicated to construction workers called, ‘On The Tools’ on Tuesday and has already been viewed over 670,000 times and amassed over 9,000 likes and shares.

The 16-second clip, titled ‘That’s got to hurt,’ starts with a grim close-up of the screw lodged through the finger.

A man’s voice says: “Look at that,” as the camera zooms in on the horrific sight, before someone says: “Hold his finger Greg,” as the drill appears in the shot.

In a scene reminiscent of a horror movie, the drill is lodged into the top of the screw as a voice says: “This is going to sting.”

The screw stuck through the finger
The screw stuck through the finger

As the drill slowly begins rotating and extracting the screw from flesh, another man says: “I’m going to be sick.”

The blood-stained screw takes four seconds to be pulled free and the clip ends with the injured man swinging his finger and letting out a yelp of relief.

The start of the removal process

Facebook users offered little sympathy for the worker.

Darren Barnes wrote: “Oooh, I actually caught myself holding my breath when that screw was being backed out.”

The video is not for squeamish viewers

James Young commented: “Surely he’s not meant to be on site. He would be dangerous with an office job using a staple.”

Jon Elliott said: “That almost put me off supper. DIY should carry a health warning.”

Whilst Colin Pow joked: “He really screwed up there.”

The screw was eventually removed
The screw was eventually removed

Each year in the UK, it is estimated there are around 65,000 non-fatal, self-reported workplace injuries in the construction industry.

This accounts for around 3% of workers and the main injuries reported are slip, trips, falls and lifting and handling injuries.


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