Joel Coughlan, a professional table tennis player who was working in North Rockhampton lost 3/12 toes when he was injured when a employee lowered a metal component (called a cyclone) that was suspended by a sling to a forklift. The manager at the time allowed the employee to operated the forklift even though he did not have a license. The cyclone slipped and crush Mr. Coughlan’s foot. 3 years later, after 19 operations, skin graphing, renal dialysis and a tendon transfer the court case is still ongoing with his lawyer claiming that the employer should have been aware that the work environment was not safe.
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