A YOUNG tradesman was rushed to hospital with injuries to his genitals after getting his trousers caught in a belt sander.
The incident, involving an 18-year-old man, occurred on Friday in the Sydney suburb of Mosman.
An 18-year-old tradesman suffered injuries to his genitals after his trousers became caught in a belt sander[/caption]
The man had to be taken to hospital before being separated from the sander[/caption]
Two New South Wales ambulance crews and a fire and rescue crew were called to the scene in Orlando Avenue.
The man had to be taken to Royal North Shore Hospital before he could be separated from the electric tool, and had reportedly suffered lacerations to his genital area.
A hospital spokesman said the patient was later discharged.
SafeWork NSW, the government agency responsible for workplace health and safety regulation in the state of New South Wales, has launched an investigation into the accident.
It is not yet clear whether the man has suffered lasting damage.
Every year, SafeWork NSW receives over 200,000 calls and 10,000 e-mails asking for advice related to workplace safety and accidents.
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