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Molten metal burns of the feet remain a common injury to foundry workers. A case is reported of a foundry worker who sustained circumferential molten metal burns of the distal foot and toes necessitating amputation of four toes. This severe injury could easily have been prevented by the use of protective footwear and spats.
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Accepted: August 12, 1991
Received: July 26, 1991
☆This research was supported by a generous gift from the Texaco Philanthropic Foundation, White Plains, New York.
© 1992 Published by Elsevier Inc.