Taipei--A migrant worker from Vietnam lost half of his thumb and broke a finger on Tuesday, allegedly while operating a machine in a factory in the northern municipality of Taoyuan, according to authorities.
The 22-year-old worker's right hand allegedly got stuck in the machinery while he was working and he was not freed until fire fighters arrived and sawed open the machine, the Taoyuan Fire Department said.
The worker, who was rushed to a hospital, broke his right index finger and had half of his right thumb cut off, but he remained conscious and his injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.
The authorities said they are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel