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Firefighters free woman from ATM

June 3, 2011 at 3:30 AM   |   Comments


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ROBINSON, Pa., June 3 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Pittsburgh said they had to use a special piece of equipment to free a woman whose hand became stuck in an ATM while she was withdrawing cash.

Moon Run firefighters said they were called to the First Commonwealth machine in Robinson Monday to free a woman whose hand was stuck in the ATM, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Thursday.

Fire Chief Paul Kashmer said the firefighters used a special tool to free the woman.

First Commonwealth Bank released a statement in response to the incident.

"As a community bank, First Commonwealth's primary concern is to provide a safe, convenient banking experience for our clients. We understand that the recent injury was a minor one and we are grateful that our client is OK," the statement said.

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