How would you react if you lost a limb while at work? It is certainly not something anyone would expect to happen at any point, and it can have a profound effect on the life of the person who goes through such an experience.
Losing a limb in a work accident could mean losing a toe or a finger. However, some people have gone through an accident that has involved the loss of an arm or a leg, whether that is from the elbow or the knee, or at a higher or lower point. In any case it can change the life of that person from that point on, not least because they may not be able to work in that job again. As you can imagine, the loss of a limb can completely change the way you approach life and tackle certain jobs.
Fortunately it is incredibly rare for someone to lose a limb while at work. It is potentially more likely to occur in workplaces that have machinery present that is used all the time. However, even in these cases it is quite rare thanks to the large number of safety measures that should always be in place in these cases.
How could the loss of a limb affect a person’s life?
Imagine what it might be like to live with just one hand or one leg. It is quite difficult to do so and thankfully most of us will never have to find out what it might be like. Some accidents have led people to lose more than one limb as well, depending on what has occurred. In every case though the loss of a digit or a limb can change the life of the person affected. As such safety should always come first in a situation like this.
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Date Published: February 9, 2015
Author: David Brown