Fire crews free Burnley chippy worker's fingers stuck in a potato chipper

Burnley chippy worker's fingers stuck in a potato chipper

Burnley chippy worker's fingers stuck in a potato chipper

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A WOMAN had to cut free from machinery in a Burnley chippy after her hand became caught in the equipment.

Two fire crews were called to the takeaway, in Lyndhurst Road, at around 5.45pm after reports that a member of staff’s fingers were stuck in a potato chipper.

A spokesman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the woman was given first aid at the scene for ‘slight’ injuries to her hand.

He added: “Two crews from Burnley, totalling nine firefighters, were called to the scene and released the woman.

“First aid was administered but no ambulance was required. The crews made a judgement that they could release the woman without using heavy-duty equipment.

“It was no doubt trraumatic for her but fortunately she was not too badly injured.”

The rescue operation lasted 10 minutes.

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1:22pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Wow, what an interesting story.

Thanks.
Wow, what an interesting story. Thanks. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 1

3:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

alf-abett says...

Finger lickin good!!
Finger lickin good!! alf-abett
  • Score: 7

3:44pm Thu 9 Jan 14

HecticBigBoy says...

what was the potato chippers name and was she ok after the ordeal?
what was the potato chippers name and was she ok after the ordeal? HecticBigBoy
  • Score: 4

3:56pm Thu 9 Jan 14

N4you! says...

i love lady fingers
i love lady fingers N4you!
  • Score: 5

5:35pm Thu 9 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

That's what happens when you have 6 fingers on each hand lol
That's what happens when you have 6 fingers on each hand lol phil kernot
  • Score: 4

9:09pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Rich Riley says...

Nine crew and two appliances? And people still argue that we need all these fire fighters!
Nine crew and two appliances? And people still argue that we need all these fire fighters! Rich Riley
  • Score: 1

7:43am Fri 10 Jan 14

trevhd says...

A change from fish fingers .
A change from fish fingers . trevhd
  • Score: 0

4:35pm Fri 10 Jan 14

vicn1956 says...

It's not called S.Todd's Chippy is it?
It's not called S.Todd's Chippy is it? vicn1956
  • Score: 0

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