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One man has been given new hope after a workplace accident after undergoing life-changing surgery to replace a lost thumb with his big toe.

The workplace incident happened when he was working as a trainee line operator at a manufacturing company. Both his hands were crushed by a machine.

The accident happened in a split second and the worker says he felt every bone get crushed in his hands.

After undergoing a number of surgeries to restore function in his hands, the man had his thumb, replaced with his big toe so that his hand functions would increase.

He said it felt strange at first, having a toe as a thumb but he has gotten use to it.

The incident that crushed the worker’s hands is under investigation.


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