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Lawmaker Laughs About Nearly Losing Finger

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DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa legislator nearly lost a finger in a work-related accident but he’s handling the situation with a sense of humor.

Representative Scott Ourth suffered an injury to the ring finger on his left hand Monday after a machine at work caught on his wedding band. Ourth shared the experience on his Facebook page.

He’s planning a shopping trip with his wife for a new ring and another honeymoon.