ORLANDO, Fla. – A St. Cloud man who says his penis was cut off in an industrial accident last year has filed a lawsuit against an Orange County company, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Edgardo Toucet Echevarria, 44, was injured in January 2010 at Future Foam Carpet Cushion.
According to the Sentinel, Echevarria was not trained in operating a machine and the maneuver he performed at the request of supervisors activated the equipment, the lawsuit alleges.
"The surgically sharp steel blade sliced through Toucet's pelvis cutting off his penis and testicles while virtually cutting his body in half," the lawsuit states.
Echevarria's current medical condition is not known.
The Sentinel said legal documents show that in addition to negligence claims, Echevarria is seeking punitive damages of more than $15,000 for disfigurement, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical expenses and more.