You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Ottawa firefighters extricate man's hand trapped in industrial bread machine

Ottawa Citizen logo Ottawa Citizen 2022-08-05 Blair Crawford
Firefighters and paramedics work to free a workers's hand caught in an industrial breadmaking machine. © Provided by Ottawa Citizen Firefighters and paramedics work to free a workers's hand caught in an industrial breadmaking machine.

It took Ottawa firefighters more than an hour Friday to free a worker In an “extremely intricate extrication” after the man’s hand was caught in an industrial bread machine.

First responders were called to the business on Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard between Orléans Boulevard and Millwood Court at 11:13 a.m. and were on scene just four minutes later.

As paramedics cared for the trapped worker, firefighters set about freeing his hand. A specialized rescue unit was sent to the scene with the equipment needed for firefighters to painstakingly disassemble the machine “piece by piece”.

At 12:36 p.m. the man was freed and taken to hospital for treatment.

Paramedics spokesman Marc-Antoine Deschamps said the worker was in his 20s and was in serious, but stable, condition with “extensive injuries to his hand and fingers.”

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon