Anaheim restaurant worker freed after her hand is caught in a food grinder

Paramedics rescued a woman after her hand became trapped in a food processor while she was working at a restaurant in Anaheim on Tuesday, May 19.

An employee of Pupseria Comalapa #2 at 1781 W. Lincoln Ave. was feeding produce into a grinder when her right hand got caught in the apparatus at about 6 p.m., Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said. Alert coworkers quickly shut down the machine after learning what had happened and called for medical aid.

“The had to give her some medication when they got there, because she was obviously in a lot of pain,” Carringer said.

A team from Anaheim Fire & Rescue had to unbolt a portion of the food processor so they could free the patient and take her to UCI Medical Center, Carringer said. The machine’s hopper could still be seen wrapped around her forearm as she was wheeled on a stretcher into an ambulance at about 6:32 p.m.

However, she was expected to survive and her injuries were described as minor by paramedics.

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Anaheim restaurant worker freed after her hand is caught in a food grinder

Paramedics rescued a woman after her hand became trapped in a food processor while she was working at a restaurant in Anaheim on Tuesday, May 19.

An employee of Pupseria Comalapa #2 at 1781 W. Lincoln Ave. was feeding produce into a grinder when her right hand got caught in the apparatus at about 6 p.m., Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said. Alert coworkers quickly shut down the machine after learning what had happened and called for medical aid.

“The had to give her some medication when they got there, because she was obviously in a lot of pain,” Carringer said.

A team from Anaheim Fire & Rescue had to unbolt a portion of the food processor so they could free the patient and take her to UCI Medical Center, Carringer said. The machine’s hopper could still be seen wrapped around her forearm as she was wheeled on a stretcher into an ambulance at about 6:32 p.m.

However, she was expected to survive and her injuries were described as minor by paramedics.

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Santa Cruz surfer killed in shark attack had O.C. ties

WATCH: Drone video of great white sharks off Seacliff Beach in Santa Cruz.

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Officials have confirmed that the surfer who was killed in a shark attack on Saturday at Manresa State Beach in Santa Cruz County was 26-year-old Ben Kelly, owner of Ben Kelly Surfboards.

The Santa Cruz County coroner’s office identified Kelly, who was attacked at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday by an unknown shark species about a mile south of the main parking lot, California State Parks said in a statement.

Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has notified his family.

According to the “about” section on his company’s website, Kelly is a self-taught surfboard shaper with boards “well represented here at home in Santa Cruz, California” and across the globe in Bali, South Africa, Mexico, Central America, Peru and in Hawaii.

A video posted on his company’s website shows Kelly shaping a surfboard at his Watsonville production studio Paradise Fiberglass.

“What started as a way to fuel my own surfing passion has now become a way to stoke out my fellow surfers, and that is truly fulfilling for me,” Kelly said in his bio. “It’s the way I have found to give back to others.”

On Kelly’s company Instagram page, where he posted a photo May 4 of his latest surfboard project, Aly Thompson, who said she was a resident assistant with Kelly in 2014 at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, posted a comment saying that she is “devastated.”

“I can’t imagine all that your family, Katie, and all those who loved you are holding right now,” Thompson said. “It was an honor to know you and to experience the capacity and ferocity you loved others with. Our year as RAs together was an absolute joy, and I am thankful to have known and experienced life with you in it. Praying for peace that surpasses all understanding and sending so much love.”

On the same post, Jeremy Pedron said he was heartbroken.

“Ben you have always been of the truly kindest & sweetest individuals out there,” Pedron said. “Your love of others always has a felt impact on your community. Your family is in our prayers and our hearts sad. God take care of him for us he deserves the best.”

Kelly and his wife also had a social marketing company, Authentic Approach.

According to the sheriff’s office, the attack occurred within 100 yards offshore near Sand Dollar Beach. The park is about five miles west of Watsonville.

Raymond Silver, who shot drone footage of sharks for his YouTube channel Stingray FPV, said he went out to some cliffs just south of New Brighton State Beach on April 30 and saw about 10 sharks in total around that area of Monterey Bay and said that his colleague Eric Mailander saw about 31 sharks over several days.

Silver said while he was shooting the drone footage he saw a kayaker and a couple swimming on the beach. He rushed over to the couple first, who were just 500 feet away from one of the sharks, Silver said, and yelled at them to get out of the water.

“They were about knee-deep in water, and one of them was so close,” Silver said. “They said they knew there were sharks, but they thought they would be near the cement ship where they usually hang out.”

Silver called Kelly’s death “tragic.” He said that in the past there have been “plenty of posters up” warning surfers and swimmers to watch out for sharks, but to his surprise, he said he didn’t find them at the closed-down state beach.

“There’s definitely a large presence right now,” Silver said. “This is the most I’ve seen in one spot. Most surfers go to the kelp beds, and the sharks stay away from those. At Manresa, there was a good amount of surf and not much kelp.”

Given that the sharks he saw were about 8 to 12 feet long, Silver said he suspects that most of them were juveniles that tend to travel along the coast to hunt before adulthood, when they go out into the open ocean.

On Saturday, Gabe McKenna, public safety superintendent with California State Parks, said a person flagged down a lifeguard patrolling the area to report the attack.

The water a mile south and a mile north of the attack will be closed for five days, until Thursday, May 14.

Officials are urging people to avoid the area. Signs have been posted at beach entrances and access points warning beachgoers about the attack.

Santa Cruz County closed all of its parks and beaches and banned surfing as part of the shelter-in-place order put in place to stem the coronavirus pandemic. But it reopened them and allowed surfing again in mid-April.

Shark attacks are very rare. According to the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum, which tracks shark attacks, there were just 64 unprovoked attacks on humans worldwide in 2019. Three have occurred in California.

In March, a shark bit the board of a paddleboarder near Capitola, narrowly missing him, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Vehicle hits construction equipment in Anaheim; worker knocked into 15-foot-deep hole and is rescued

ANAHEIM — A construction worker was rescued from a 15-foot-deep hole he was knocked into when a vehicle crashed into construction equipment in Anaheim, authorities said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Ball Road and State College Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. Monday when the vehicle hit the equipment, including a backhoe, sending the worker into the hole, according to Sgt. Lou Correa of the Anaheim Police Department.

Anaheim Domino Type Accident sends pedestrian into 15 foot hole! Car crashes into construction equipment at the intersection of Ball rd & State College then equipment pushed a worker into the open hole at the site He was reduced taken to hospital. @KCBSKCALDesk pic.twitter.com/tjoA27MVti

— stu mundel (@Stu_Mundel) July 30, 2019

The victim was rescued by Anaheim Fire & Rescue crews and taken to a hospital, where he was reported responsive and not seriously hurt, Correa said.

The driver was detained and the cause of the crash was under investigation, Correa said.

CBS2 reported the driver attempted to leave the scene, but was quickly taken into custody.

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22 people injured in Central California military base tent collapse

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT — Authorities say 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base.

Spokeswoman Amy Phillips at Fort Hunter Liggett says the wind from the rotors of a helicopter that was landing blew over the tent about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Phillips says there were 22 injuries, most of them minor. She says four people were taken to hospitals. Earlier reports said up to 30 people were injured.

Fort Hunter Liggett is in Monterey County, about 170 miles south of San Francisco. The sprawling base is the largest U.S. Army Reserve Command post.

It’s currently holding an annual training exercise for thousands of Army, Navy, Air Force, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Canadian Armed Forces troops.

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Reported explosion and stampede at London subway station

LONDON — London police and ambulances descended upon a subway station Friday after a reported explosion on a train standing at the platform, and a witness said commuters stampeded down the stairs to escape.

A commuter whose train was stopped at Parsons Green station says there was panic after a woman saw what appeared to be an explosion. A photo taken at the scene showed what appeared to be a burning pail inside a train. The commuter, Richard Aylmer-Hall, said he saw several people injured, apparently trampled as they fled.

“There was a woman on the platform who said she had seen a bag, a flash and a bang, so obviously something had gone off,” he said. “Some people got pushed over and trampled on, I saw two women being treated by ambulance crews.”

The ambulance service said multiple crews had been dispatched to the above-ground station.

London’s Metropolitan Police and ambulance services confirmed “an incident” at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital. The underground operator said services have been cut along the line.

The incident comes as tensions are high in London, which has been struck repeatedly by extremist attacks this year.

In this image made from video, fire raises at a southwest London subway station in London Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. London's Metropolitan Police and ambulance services are confirming they are at the scene of "an incident" at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital. The underground operator said services have been cut along the line. (@RRIGS via AP)
In this image made from video, fire raises at a southwest London subway station in London Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. London’s Metropolitan Police and ambulance services are confirming they are at the scene of “an incident” at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital. The underground operator said services have been cut along the line. (@RRIGS via AP)

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