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Boy (5) uses power tool to attach steel nut to his finger

The nut after it was removed from the boy's finger (Image via Stamford Fire Department)
The nut after it was removed from the boy's finger (Image via Stamford Fire Department)

Firefighters in Connecticut had to be called in after a five-year-old boy used a power tool to thread a steel nut on to one of his fingers.

Stamford Fire Department said the boy used a screw gun-type power tool to thread the 3/8in nut on to an index finger, past the first knuckle.

Staff at a hospital could not remove the nut, so they called in the fire department.

The boy was sedated and firefighters cut the nut using a rotary tool.

They used saline to dissipate the heat and a metal dipstick to protect the finger.

Officials said two cuts were made to spread the nut, and it slid off the finger, leaving the boy unharmed.