A Look at Amputations in the Workplace

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A Look at Amputations in the Workplace


Amputations are some of the most devastating and traumatic injuries that a person can suffer. Victims must struggle against many challenges to reach a new normal in their lives. Unlike many other types of injuries, amputations are permanent and life altering.


Accidents that lead to amputations often occur in the workplace and are especially common among those who operate dangerous machinery. There are a number of ways that these injuries can occur, but certain machines pose greater risks to workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration lists a few pieces of equipment that can cause accidents leading to amputation.

To read about OSHA's list of most dangerous equipment and more information, click here.

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