TAS: Plant Reopens After Worker’s Leg Amputation

Reported by Julia | 05 Oct, 2010

A Hobart brick plant where a worker’s leg was amputated on September 23 has been allowed to resume operations by Workplace Standards. The 25-year-old man’s lower body was trapped for more than an hour by a clay crusher in the New Town plant. A doctor had to perform an on-the-spot amputation to free the man …

TAS: Doctor performs on-the-spot amputation on trapped worker

Reported by Julia | 27 Sep, 2010

A contract worker pinned by a machine in a Tasmanian brick plant had one of his legs amputated on the spot in order to free him. The 25-year-old man’s lower body was crushed by an equipment, believed to be a clay crusher, at a work site in Gilbin St. for over an hour on Thursday. …