There are many different things that can make a workplace dangerous. For some individuals the risks have to do with the equipment used. For example, individuals who work in metal fabrication may be required to use machines such as a metal shearers. One Pennsylvania metalworker was seriously injured a couple of years ago when in the course of using a metal shearer at work, he amputated several fingers.
The injury changed his life forever as the hand affected by the amputation is his dominant hand. As a result of the workplace injury he had surgery and has undergone physical therapy but is no longer able to complete work that requires the use of his hands. In addition he claims to have suffered the following: