The 35-year-old Cork farmer, whose hand was sucked into a harvester while trying to release the grain that blocked the machine, filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court.
Jaroid Hurley told the court today after his hand was trapped, he screamed in pain. His employer tried to turn the mechanism manually using a wrench, but it was unsuccessful and almost an hour before his hand was released after the firefighters cut the screw on the machine.
His lawyer, Dr. John O'Mahony, told the Supreme Court that the harm suffered was "absolutely terrifying," and Mr. Hurley was in
"Giant and overwhelming pain."
The lawyer said that Mr. Hurley was supposed to inherit the family dairy farm outside of Bandon, but despite the heroic efforts of hospital doctors his right hand was compromised and he could not work as a dairy farmer.
"Agriculture was his life and soul and his extraordinary commitment," said Dr. Oahu.
Judge Kevin Cross reported that generations of the Hurley family had grown the land outside Bandon since 1740.
The farmer, who was 32 years old at the time of the accident three years ago, has since conquered an outside tillage farm and his sister has inherited the family farm.
Gearoid Hurley from Mallowgaton, Bandon, Co. Cork, filed a lawsuit against Mark Troy, Knockroe Farmer, Bandon, Co. the incident on September 16, 2016, on land in Brinny, Inishannon, Co. Cork.
Mr Hurley worked for Mr Troy at the time and tried to sap a grain from a harvester manually when it was claimed that the screw on the machine was activated by Mr Troy.
Mr Hurley claims that he has been asked to release the combine harvester in hazardous and hazardous circumstances and that the combine auger has been activated in circumstances where injury is likely to occur.
He further alleges that there was a supposed failure to train or control him appropriately.
Mr. Hurley's hand was pulled up and was crushed. Claims rejected.
Mr. Hurley, who has a higher education in business and management, told the court that the plan is to inherit the farm when he is 35, but due to his trauma he can not work on a dairy farm and his sister has inherited . family farm.
He said he had taken an outside farm for soil treatment. He said on the day of the incident that he was working for Mr. Troy.
He said that Mr. Troy held up his hand to remove the stuffed barley and asked him to do so.
He said the combine engine was left to work while trying to sip barley.
He put his hand up the pipe to unpack the grain, but said that Mr. Troy was in the combine's cabin and went into the auger.
– I started screaming. I called him to stop the machine, my hand was tangled, "he said
"I screamed and turned it off.
Mr. Hurley said that Mr. Troy then used a wrench and a reel and tried to turn the mechanism manually, but "I stopped him because the pain became intolerable."
He told Mr. Justice Cross:
The blood, he said, was going down his sleeve in his pocket.
When the fire and the medics arrived, it was decided to build a pallet platform so that Mr. Hurley would lie down.
He said at one stage there was a discussion that he might have the amputation of his hand.
He said he was relieved to see that his hand was still there when he woke up in the hospital, but the pain was "incredible" and indescribable.
He says there is now a very small grip in his right hand, which has previously been his dominant hand and can not take his phone from a tie or tie up his ties.
He also suffered memories and nightmares after the incident.
The case before Judge Kevin Cross goes on tomorrow.