Woman injured after hand gets trapped in machine at Bedok bakery

The woman had her left hand trapped between the rollers of a dough-kneading machine. PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER, SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE - A bakery employee got her hand trapped in a dough-kneading machine at a store in Bedok on Monday (Oct 23) afternoon.

The incident occurred at Block 416, Bedok North Avenue 2, around 3.20pm, the Singapore Civil Defence Force told The Straits Times on Tuesday.

The woman, who is in her 60s, had her left hand trapped in between the rollers of the machine.

SCDF officers released her hand using hydraulic rescue tools and took her in a conscious state to Changi General Hospital. The hospital was alerted to be on standby to receive her.

The store is believed to be Katong Sin Chew Cake Shop.

An eyewitness told Shin Min Daily News in a report on Tuesday that he saw more than 10 SCDF officers outside the shop.

A 30-year-old employee at a nearby shop, who gave his name only as Mr Chen, told Shin Min that he and his colleagues were shocked to see the officers rushing over.

"We followed and saw them rush into the store. At first we thought there was a fire, but heard only later that someone's hand was stuck inside a machine," he said.

When ST contacted the bakery, staff declined comment.

Last month, a woman had her arm trapped in a mixer at a pastry shop in Ang Mo Kio.

In May, a woman at a popiah stall had her fingers stuck in a machine at Jurong Point.

Both women were rescued by SCDF and taken to hospital.

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