Pa. firefighters remove teen's finger from ice cream machine

Firefighters cut open the machine's casing to slide the victim's hand out


By Matthew Santoni
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

NORTH BELLE BERNON, Pa. —North Belle Vernon firefighters rescued a teenager who'd gotten her fingers caught in an ice cream machine Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Firefighters and medics were dispatched to the North Belle Vernon Dairy Queen on Fayette Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. after a 19-year-old employee got her fingers caught in an ice cream machine's mechanism and couldn't get them out.

According to North Belle Vernon Fire Station 80's Facebook page, firefighters cut open the machine's casing to slide the victim's hand out “fully intact.” The whole incident took less than 30 minutes from the initial call.

A woman who answered the phone at the Dairy Queen Tuesday morning said the employee was doing fine and had no broken bones, but declined to comment further because she wasn't there at the time of the incident.

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