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Man sues after knitting mishap 13 years ago

THE consequences of a knitting accident while at school continue to haunt a young Rockhampton man who has been left blind in one eye.

Although the accident happened 13 years ago, the 21-year-old has only recently faced the limitations this has placed on his employment opportunities.

Earlier this month, the man lodged a claim against the State of Queensland in the Supreme Court of Rockhampton for almost $2 million.

During a class activity at the Moura State School in 2001, the man accidentally stabbed himself in the right eye with a metal knitting needle.

He was in Year 3 at the time.

The court document states he had difficulty with the activity and sought repeated assistance from the teacher and from his classmate.

As a result of the accident, he suffered shock as well as the permanent loss of sight in that eye.

According to the claim, this has not only impaired his academic performances, but also his ability to undertake certain types of work since leaving school in 2010.

This includes working as an apprentice and taking on a job in the mining industry.

These are both activities that he may have likely pursued had he not been injured by the incident while at school.

The man claims his injury and his consequent medical costs and economic loss were caused by the negligence of the school.

He said the school had failed to take measures to ensure his safety.

He is suing the State of Queensland for the sum of $1,879,934.

Both parties were unable to issue any comment on the matter.

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