In his lawsuit, Edgardo Toucet, a Puerto Rican who speaks no English, alleges that a failure on the part of Future Foam and Spartan Staffing to properly train him on the safe use of a carpet foam cutting machine ultimately led to the severing of his private parts in the January 2010 incident.
According to Toucet, he "received no orientation or other formalized instruction or training in preparation for his temporary work assignment as a peeler machine helper."
Toucet had been tasked with removing a foam core from the peeler machine, and was unaware that doing so would result in the machine's activation.
Toucet and his attorneys further claim that Future Foam was negligent in improperly moving a protective guard from the machine, and was aware of the peeler's potential to cause severe injury or even death.
The lawsuit does not specify the amount in damages being sought by the plaintiff.