VIC: Man’s Hand Partially Amputated in Meat Mincer

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating an incident that occurred this morning where a man’s hand was partially amputated in a workplace incident at a butcher’s shop in Brighton.

It appears the 21-year-old’s hand was drawn into a meat mincer machine while he was cleaning it.

WorkSafe’s General Manager for Health and Safety Operations, Lisa Sturzenegger said while the investigation was at an early stage, this incident showed serious injuries could occur in an instant and last a lifetime.

“Incidents like this should trigger an instant review of safety procedures in all workplaces,” she said.

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