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Butcher Loses Hand Caught in Meat Grinder

From Times Staff Reports

A butcher’s hand was severed Monday when his right arm got caught up to the biceps in a meat grinder at a shop in Hollywood, a city fire official said.

Paramedics were called to El Rancho Supermarket on Vine Street, shortly after 5 p.m., said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman.

They found a 45-year-old man with his arm jammed into a table-top meat grinder, Humphrey said. Paramedics took the 50-pound meat grinder to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with the man’s arm still caught in it.


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