Sudbury student severs 3 fingers in shop class
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 3:31 PM ET
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2012 3:30 PM ET
A Grade 12 student from St. Charles College in Sudbury is recovering after cutting three fingers off above the knuckle.
The accident happened on a piece of equipment in a shop class.
Catherine McCullough, the director of education with the Sudbury Catholic School Board, said students at the school are upset.
"We have a school psychologist and we certainly have a school chaplain and other members of the school staff who are extremely compassionate and understanding and have great relationships with our kids,” McCullough said. “So that necessary follow-up has occurred."
McCullough said the Ministry of Labour has been informed and is investigating.
She said as a result of an incident at an Ottawa school last year, when a student died from an explosion in a shop class, new safety procedures were put into place.
McCullough said shop teachers took a training session at the end of September to learn the new rules.
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