facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Grocery clerk's hand caught in grinder

Nov. 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM   |   Comments

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Illinois firefighters were called to a grocery store where a clerk's had become lodged in a meat grinder.

Firefighters from Orland Park, Ill., 30 miles south of Chicago, were called Thursday when the clerk's hand was stuck in the machine. Firefighters disassembled the machine as best they could and took the man to a nearby hospital. Once there, they cut through the metal and doctors took over to stanch the bleeding, the Chicago Tribune reported.

"We knew once we removed his hand, the bleeding would increase significantly," Orland Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki said. "Once we disassembled it, we would be able to control the bleeding a little more effectively (at the hospital) than in the back of the ambulance."

Brucki said the man was assured of losing all of his fingers, if not his entire hand, as a result of the accident.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Oregon girl dies at beach after sand pit collapse
2
Ukraine warns of "full-scale war"
3
Israel claims West Bank acreage for development
4
Germany to send arms to Kurds
5
Malaysia Airlines cuts fares after disasters
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback