February 2, 2023

Athens News

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The hand of the saleswoman got into the meat grinder

A terrible accident occurred on Friday morning (13/1) when a young woman’s hand was pulled into a meat grinder.

According to the ERT channel, the incident occurred in Asimi in the municipality of Gortyna (Heraklion, Crete). To free the hand of the 26-year-old victim, the fire department, police and ambulance were mobilized. Despite the persistent efforts of the rescuers, it was not possible to get the arm out of the mechanism, and the girl was taken to the PAGNI hospital along with a part of the meat processing mechanism.

In particular, sources told ERT that at 9:32 am the Pyrgos fire department received a call from a woman whose hand was pinched in a meat grinder at a butcher’s shop located in Asimi. Services immediately arrived at the scene: Κλιμάκιο και την ΕΜΑΚ, Αστυνομικοί, as well as an ambulance. For an hour, doctors tried to free the victim’s hand. However, it was decided that this could not be done safely, so the mechanism was dismantled, and the girl, with her hand trapped in the metal part, was transported by EKAB ambulance to the hospital.

So far, it has not been reported how serious the damage is, and whether it will be possible to save the girl’s hand at all. Since, based on the existing practice, industrial injuries are one of the most severe injuries, as a result of which a person remains disabled.



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