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Life after the loss of a limb

The loss of a limb can have devastating physical, financial and psychological effects. But life goes on after the loss of a leg, arm or hand. What's it like to lose a limb? What challenges do amputees face and how do they cope? Does everyone who loses a limb experience "phantom pain"?

Horrific workplace accident leads to amputation of arm

Employees in Fort Collins may be appalled to learn of a new workplace accident that has left a 50-year-old man permanently disabled. What makes this story even worse is that his injuries were completely preventable, but, because of someone's tampering, he ended up losing his left arm. It is still somewhat unclear who is responsible for bypassing a safety sensor, but it was that act that caused a paper baler to sever the employee's arm.

Crush injury at work leaves worker without several fingers

Different jobs often require different skill sets. Workers also rely on different physical abilities and motions, depending on their job. But overall, most workers need the use of their fingers and hands for a wide range of motions.

Injured worker recovering from crush injury in Colorado hospital

When an employee is injured in the workplace and it results in the loss of a limb, that injury can affect the employee for the rest of his or her life. An amputation can be the result of a crush injury or a machinery accident. Whatever the cause, the result is devastating.

Colorado company Evraz receives citations after OSHA inspection

A previous post discussed some of the dangers associated with unguarded bandsaws. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration had issued several citations to a Colorado company after an investigation showed that the company had not been adhering to federal health and safety standards.

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