Keywords: Work accident claim, accident at work compensation, work injury claim, accident at work.
Subject: Teenage worker left with crushed arm following accident at work
The 17 year old worker was working on the machine with the side guard removed to clear dust and wood shavings from a press plate which had blocked, preventing the machine from operating properly. As he was removing the debris the machine was activated, crushing his arm between the plate and the hatch opening.
The accident at work caused damage to the muscle, tendons and nerves in his left arm which required two surgical procedures and a blood transfusion. Muscle and skin had to be removed from his arm due to the extent of the injury with subsequent skin grafts required. He suffers from nightmares and flashbacks as a result of the incident.
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