Berry Brow man loses toe on New Years Day
A NEW carpet cost a Berry Brow man part of a toe.
Ben Thomas accidentally ripped off part of the second toe on his right foot after fitting the carpet in his home.
He said: “I was stopping the dog from coming into the front room, where the carpet had just been laid.
“I turned around and slammed the door behind me.
“There is about a 2mm gap beneath the door. As I walked away, I pulled what I thought was my sock out from underneath the door and accidentally pulled one of my toes off.
“I went in to the hallway and hadn’t realised what I had done.
“But just as I was walking in to the kitchen, I looked down and saw blood everywhere. Just as I came through the door, it must have registered what had happened and I went out like a light.
“My girlfriend then said I got up 20 seconds later but I banged my head and then knocked myself out once again.
“I’m used to a lot of blood because I worked in a slaughterhouse but it was the fact that it was my own that really shocked me.
“I couldn’t cope with seeing it.”
Ben, who is currently unemployed, fitted the carpet as he was trying to do up his home where he lives with his girlfriend Emma Daniels.