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Workplace amputation accidents produce traumatic injuries, but clear thinking and sensible first aid can minimize the damage and perhaps even save the detached body part.
Amputation injuries are not as rare as many people might think. About 30,000 traumatic amputations occur every year, almost two-thirds of which affect an upper limb. Predictably, most of the victims are males between the ages of 15 and 40 working in industries such as construction, manufacturing and farming.
Here are some first aid tips to keep in mind should an amputation injury occur in your workplace:
For more information on workplace safety, call Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business at 573-331-5825.
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