Fallen Knives Leaves Manual Labourer Without a Career

Manual Labour SafetyA Queensland meatworker had his career cut short when three extremely sharp knives struck his neck,collarbone, and hand in an accident at JBS meatworks.

Steven Larson is seeking over $750,000 in damages after the 2009 freak accident left him without a career.Larson’s claim against JBS Pty Ltd  alleges that the former meat-worker has sustained wounds in his neck and hand which has left him with residual pain and the inability to continue as a manual labourer.

Court documents state that Larson was preparing for his shift by sharpening his knives in the “kill floor” at 5:45 am on July 14.A colleague was walking up the stairs directly above Larson’s work area, when she dropped her knife kit and three knives fell and stabbed him.

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Source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/skewered-meatworker-seeks-750000-compensation-20120628-213ka.html#ixzz1zbuj7KXI 

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