A trainee at an agriculture farm in Malaysia had his penis severed after falling on the blades of a moving grass-cutting machine at the Pulau Kerengga permanent food production park last Saturday.
The incident occurred when the 26-year-old victim, said to be a slow-learner, fell off the machine after climbing onto its rear without the driver’s knowledge.
Cosmopal Sdn Bhd director, Mohd Amir Hafiz Zainudin, said the trainee was employed at the farm more than a month ago and was only given light work, like gardening and feeding the goats. He said the victim was with other workers at the farm when he left the group and went after the grass-cutting machine.
“The driver of the grass-cutting machine only realised the incident after hearing the victim screamed in pain,” he added. The victim was sent to the Marang Health Clinic, but was transferred to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, Kuala Terengganu, for treatment.
Meanwhile, the victim’s mother, who requested anonymity, when met at the hospital, said she would take legal action against her son’s employer for negligence.
“Before I allowed my son to work there, I was told that his job was to feed the goats,” she added.
She said although doctors at the hospital were able to re-attach her son’s penis, there was no guarantee that it would function as normal.