Step away from the plaster of Paris people, it can be friggin dangerous. A 19 year old art student lost 8 fingers after she plonked her hands in the plaster. Evidently when plaster of Paris sets, it heats from the inside out. Her hands were exposed to heat of up to 60C after she mistakenly put her hands in the plaster instead of wet clay . The class and teacher were horrified when the liquid quickly set around her skin and began burning. Despite a frantic attempt to hack off the plaster with hammers it was only when in hospital that doctors, using a pneumatic drill, were they able to free her. By then, however her hands were badly burned. Hell yes she is suing!
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OK, here’s a bummer for anyone thinking of hiring a fat person or someone with health issues. A pizza shop owner will be forced to pay for his 340 lb (154kg) employee’s weight loss surgery because he needs that first before he can have another operation for the back injury he suffered while working at the pizza shop. Are you following this? Basically the Indiana Courts of Appeals have ruled that the Pizza owner has to foot all the medical bills. OK, here lies the problem, in 2007 Adam Childers, a cook at Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, was accidentally hit in the back by a freezer door and sustained an injury (what, was the door the size of New England?). Due to the cook’s weight and the additional 40lb he gained following the incident, it was deemed too dangerous for doctors to proceed with any back surgery unless he had lap-band surgery first. The argument then was who footed the bill for the $25,000 weight loss surgery? Well, it seems the courts think the pizza shop owner does.
Psst Bye-bye jobs for fat people!