Nigel Smith

Nigel's leg was amputated after a workplace accident. He became a professional volleyballer, and competed in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics.

Nigel Smith - Paralympic VolleyballNigel Smith is a professional Volleyball Player, representing Australia in the 1998 World Championships for standing volleyball in Poland and competing in the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney.

At the age of 25, Nigel’s leg got caught in a chain conveyor working on a heavy industry paint machine. He endured numerous operations and his leg was eventually amputated because of the accident.

Nigel shares his story in the hope that employers and employees are aware of the importance working safely. “It’s not always up to an employer to point out potential risks on the job - employees also had to be aware”. “We do have to keep striving for a safe workplace”.