Sir, It is with utter amazement that I noticed in last week's issue the boss of a scaffolding firm, having spent £30,000 on health and safety training, wearing a thumb ring (Scaffolding and Access, July 17).
Rings are the most dangerous things for any man who works with his hands to wear.
To wear a thumb is particularly dangerous ? ask any accident and emergency department.
In my 50 years in engineering I have seen one fatality and three serious injuries caused by the wearing of rings.
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