New York – Fire Department rescuers responded to a call for a man with his arm caught inside of a meat grinder machine in a horrific accident. Witnesses say that the worker in the meat department was operating the meat grinder when his shirt sleeve became caught by the machine. The machine then pulled the man’s arm into the grinding machine by the entangled shirt. The first responder rescue team had to disassemble the machine in order to extricate the work injury victim while medical responders stabilized his condition to the best of their abilities. Paramedics explain that he suffered a serious arm injury including lacerations of soft tissue and muscle as well as possible nerve damage and laceration of blood vessels. In addition, there was concern regarding broken bones from the accident. The injured accident victim was rushed to the emergency room trauma center for additional care. Investigators are looking into whether proper training and safety gear was provided to the worker for this specific machine. Also, machine maintenance records will need to be reviewed to ensure that proper repairs were performed and preventative maintenance was up-to-date. Trauma and worker’s compensation experts note that negligent maintenance can sometimes lead to similar devastating accidents and injuries for workers. This article shares more details about this horrific work accident.
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