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Missouri Man Sues After Workplace Accident Leads to Amputation

A northwest Missouri man has filed a civil lawsuit for a workplace accident that resulted in the loss of his lower arms. The News-Press Now reports that Brent Sherman was a sanitation worker responsible for cleaning blenders and other meat-processing …

Jury Awards $17M to California Man Who Lost Leg in Forklift Accident

A Riverside Superior Court jury awarded Steven Meier $17 million after he had his right leg amputated below the knee due to being run over by a forklift in October 2013. Meier, a security guard employed by Securitas Security Services, …

New Jersey Family Sues After Boy’s Toes Amputated in Escalator Accident

A New Jersey family whose son got his foot stuck in a mall escalator and had to have his toes amputated has filed a lawsuit against the mall and the company that made the escalator. Celestino Rivas and Maria Jimenez, …

Tyson Foods Fined $263,000 After Amputation at Texas Plant

Inspectors fined Tyson Foods more than $263,000 for safety violations at an East Texas poultry plant where a worker’s finger was amputated when it became stuck in a conveyor belt, federal officials announced Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Labor said …

State of the Art Care Offered to Washington Workers Dealing With Amputation

Amputations are among the worst on-the-job injuries. Each year, about 25 workers in Washington suffer from amputations so serious — lost arms, hands, legs or feet — that they require ongoing specialized care. The medical care and assistance these injured …

Bicyclist Making Slow Recovery After Wyoming Wreck

On a warm Sunday afternoon in early April, Nathan McLeland decided to take his light, fiber-carbon bicycle out for a ride along the winding roads of Gillette, Wyoming. The 38-year-old pedaled east on Southern Drive toward a loop he likes …

New York Man Who Lost Leg in Crucifix Mishap Sues Church

A trial has been scheduled for early next year in the lawsuit filed against an upstate New York church by a man whose leg had to be amputated after a 600-pound crucifix fell on him. Attorney Kevin Kitson of White …

Pennsylvania Jury: $14M for School Bus Crash, Amputation

A woman who was struck by a school bus when she was in high school and lost her left leg was awarded $14 million by a Pennsylvania jury on Monday, although the award is likely to be reduced under state …

2 Arrested for Dog Attack on 75-year-old Woman in Calif.

Authorities have arrested the owners of two pit bull dogs that mauled a 75-year-old woman in a San Diego backyard, forcing the amputation of her leg below the knee. Thirty-nine-year-old Alba Cornelio and 19-year-old Carla Cornelio were arrested Wednesday by …

OSHA Proposes $164,000 in Fines for Colorado Plant

Vestas Towers America Inc. says it has enhanced safety measures since an employee at its wind turbine manufacturing plant in Pueblo suffered a broken wrist and partial amputation of two fingers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected after the …