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Those who think workers are too quick to blame everyone else for accidents that happen in the workplace will be heartened by this employee’s attitude.
After losing seven-and-a-half fingers in an industrial accident, 53-year-old Manuel Rosario said he, not his employer, was to blame.
It happened last week at the Long Island (NY) aerospace company, Hughes-Treitler. Rosario said the machine he was working on slammed shut before he could pull his hands away.
He lost all his digits except two thumbs and part of his right pinkie.
But he said in an interview, “You have to be strong and take care of what happened to you.”
Of course, OSHA is now investigating the accident. And it seems doubtful that its attitude toward the company will be as forgiving.