CA Worker’s Arm Crushed in Press

CERRITOS, CA—An employee of Apperson Print Resources here was trapped for nearly an hour early Thursday when his arm was crushed in a printing press, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Firefighters used the hydraulic “jaws of life” and other tools to free the victim.

The unidentified victim spent 53 minutes in the machine before being liberated, according to the paper. He was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, CA.

  • http://Ben Ben

    What sort of press? What was he doing when he got caught? Were safety guards functioning properly? Why a 53 minute wait?<br />
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    If you are going to run a story like this put some meat in it and give some facts rather than just run a sensationalized two paragraphs. I could read that sort of junk in the checkout line at the grocery store. This IS a resource for the printing trades after all.

  • http://Bill Bill

    I now pray when I make "close" moves!<br />
    I hope "crushed" is a overstatment an the gets it’s use back. I had a guy hung up in my press for 45 minutes (two fingertips) and EMS doped him up! I can still hear what he said when we pried the two parts apart, " I don’t know what you just did but it sure felt good"