Teen gets sucked head-first into meat grinder, dies

Published: Jun 26, 2019, 12:08 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

The fatal accident happened when he tried to operate the machine alone. The boy got his right arm caught in the machine and it dragged him inside

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In a freak accident, a teenager was crushed to death after being pulled into a meat grinder at a sausage-making factory. The deceased identified as Joemar Jungco (18), was discovered with only his legs sticking out of the grinder by the workers of the factory. The tragic incident took place at a factory in the city of Iloilo in the Philippines at around 7.30am on June 22.

According to the Sun, the deceased is believed to have been trying to reach something inside the machine, used in the production of spicy chorizo, while it was still running. His body was discovered around 8 am. The police stated that the boy had only been working in the factory for two weeks and that he was not assigned to the machine.

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Corporal Jennifer Espora stated, "We asked his co-workers and the owner of the company and they claimed he was alone in the working area when the incident occurred. It is possible that he was curious with the other machines so he was looking around the other stations." Carl David Carlos, a former colleague of the deceased said, "It is possible that he put his hand near the blades inside the machine while it is turned on. You cannot reach the switch while standing here. The motor is two horsepowers strong but stopped midway when half of his body is in. We took him out of the machine after turning it off completely."

The fatal accident happened when he tried to operate the machine alone. The boy got his right arm caught in the machine and it dragged him inside. The body of the deceased was recovered intact after a technician had to disassemble the machine in order to remove it.

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