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Date PostedOctober 29, 2016

Worker’s Thumb Replaced by Toe after Workplace Accident


Photo source: SkyNews.com.au

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.

Read more at http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/qld/2016/09/30/toe-replaces-thumb-after-workplace-incident.html

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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