Bay: butcher has hand injured in meat mincer

2012-11-23 00:00

A RICHARDS Bay man was seriously injured when he got his hand stuck in a mincing machine at a local butcher yesterday.

Chris Botha, Netcare Coastal spokesperson, said the employee at Shoprite on Bullion Boulevard somehow managed to get his hand stuck in the machine. However, his fingers were not severed.

“Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man still trapped in the machine. Paramedics used an angle grinder to cut the guard away from the mincer and to free the man’s damaged hand,” said Botha.

He was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Shoprite was approached for comment, but said they were unable to respond at the time. — WR.

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