Home improvement and D-I-Y enthusiasts are being warned to be careful when undertaking work at home, especially when power tools are involved.
According to Queensland hospital statistics the number of people showing up at the emergency room for treatment due to accidents resulting from D-I-Y work is on the rise. Some of the accidents that have resulted in nasty injuries include tree lopping, trimming hedges and even lifting lawn mowers.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital is seeing to at least one power tool injury a day.
Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to loss of fingers.