The Moment a Man Was Saved by a Co-Worker Inches From Death After Shirt Got Caught in a Meat Grinder

Industrial accidents are the worst and some of the most unfortunate ways to go, for sure. But one man was saved by an alert co-worker when he was only inches away from death or serious dismemberment after his shirt got caught in the maw of a running meat grinder!

Apparently a man working for a larger grocery store in the industrial meat department was trying to dislodge a hunk of meat when he reached down into the running meat grinder and

The man, who has not been identified, was trying to dislodge a piece of meat Thursday that appeared to be caught in a hopper a – tray that holds the un-ground meat – at the San Luis Obispo grocer.

Fire Chief Garret Olson said the employee’s sleeve was being pulled into the machine when a co-worker heard his screams and shut off the machine.

Olson says the man was a second away from suffering potentially fatal injuries.

Fire crews had to pry the machine open to get him out. He suffered a broken arm.

Man, look at that photo. His WHOLE body is down that hopper!

Yikes! That was a bad idea!

Warner Todd Huston

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