Clinical communication| Volume 10, ISSUE 2, P147-150, March 1992

Molten metal burn of the foot: A preventable injury

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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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