A few weeks ago Andrew Brassard started a discussion via email about meat grinder rescue. Below are some pictures and a couple points to ponder on this type of extraction from Brass. Be sure to check out the Brotherhood Instructors LLC Man-In-Machine Operations class and find more training materials here.
WARNING: SOME PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC
Although these occurrences are rare they do happen. Every community has the potential for these extremely involved rescues. Brass said he remembers talking about meat grinder rescue with a couple guys on his crew while getting a meal at a Polish Deli. One of the guys said, “how the hell could someone get there hand stuck in a meat grinder?” As he was saying that, they turned around and saw a woman in her 70′s pushing meat down an electric grinder with her bare hands. One small slip or a moment of not paying attention and she would have been up to her elbow in the large grinder. (more…)