A good friend of mine lost his brother that way. Welder at the mines. Tacked all the time without gloves. He had a sore on his finger that wouldn't heal. He went to the doc and they took the finger. A couple months later more sores, they took his hand. Then the arm to the elbo, then to the shoulder. Never made it out of the hospital after the last opporation. All they could do was pump him full of mophine until he stopped gasping for air. It's a horrible, painful, regret filled way to die. The emotional scars that it leaves on family weighs on them for the rest of their lives. He left some little kids and a wife with nothing but a motgage and a funeral bill.