Carpenter Accidently Cuts Off Male Appendage; Mom Says It's an Occupational Risk

Carpenter "This was an unfortunate accident, but these things happen all the time to people in his profession," said Edna Keen, the mother of a 54-year-old carpenter in Wantage, England, who accidentally cut off his own masculine appendage while using a saw to make a cabinet.

What? If that's an occupational hazard of cabinetmaking, it might make a man think twice before going into carpentry as a profession.

"Stuart is a carpenter and uses sharp and sometimes dangerous tools," Keen's mother told The Sunday Telegraph, according to She also says that he is quite embarrassed about the incident.

A spokesman from the South Central Ambulance Service reported that paramedics found Keen in great pain, bleeding in his bathtub. They immediately transported him to the hospital and the good news is that surgeons were able to reattach the severed member. Full recovery could take some time.

There is no word yet on when or if Keen will return to carpentry, or finish the cabinet.

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