Scaffolder Jamie with partner Harley (Picture: GoFundMe) A crowdfunding appeal for a scaffolder who lost both his hands and a leg after a massive electric shock has reached its £100,000 target. Jamie Mines, 33, was electrocuted while working on a five-metre high rig at work. The dad-of-two spent almost two months in an induced coma after the incident in December, which is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. He originally had one leg and an arm amputated but his other arm were removed after Boxing Day, and he also lost the toes on his remaining leg. Friend Ian Kennedy set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for care and support for Jamie, who has five-month-old twin girls, and his family. The original target of £20,000 was smashed in less than 24 hours and was increased to £100,000 after his condition worsened.
Scaffolder Jamie Mines with partner Harley (Picture: GoFundMe)

A crowdfunding appeal has raised £100,000 for a scaffolder who lost both hands and a leg after being electrocuted.

A GoFundMe page was set up for Jamie Mines, 33, after he was injured while working on a five-metre high rig in Swindon, in December.

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His friend Ian Kennedy set up the appeal so the scaffolder would have enough funds to pay for his care and support.

Mr Milnes, who has five-month-old twin girls, thanked supporters for their generosity from his bed in Southmead Hospital, in Bristol.

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The £100k target has been reached (Picture: GoFundMe)
The £100k target has been reached (Picture: GoFundMe)
Scaffolder twins Isabella and Savannah (Picture: GoFundMe) A crowdfunding appeal for a scaffolder who lost both his hands and a leg after a massive electric shock has reached its £100,000 target. Jamie Mines, 33, was electrocuted while working on a five-metre high rig at work. The dad-of-two spent almost two months in an induced coma after the incident in December, which is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. He originally had one leg and an arm amputated but his other arm were removed after Boxing Day, and he also lost the toes on his remaining leg. Friend Ian Kennedy set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for care and support for Jamie, who has five-month-old twin girls, and his family. The original target of £20,000 was smashed in less than 24 hours and was increased to £100,000 after his condition worsened.
He has twin girls (Picture: GoFundMe)

Mr Kennedy said: ‘The support everyone has shown is admirable, humbling and simply amazing.

‘We’re not stopping here, this is only the start of Jamie’s recovery and this is only the start of our show of support and love for him and his family.’

The semi-professional footballer was in an induced coma for two months following the incident at Kendrick Industrial Estate.

Mr Milnes also had the toes on his remaining foot removed.

The incident is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.

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