Man traps hand in guillotine in Newquay
A NEWQUAY print shop worker trapped his hand in a guillotine this morning.
Firefighters rushed to the Cornish Print Company on Trevena Terrace at around 10.30am, closely followed by paramedics.
The employee had managed to free himself by the time the emergency services arrived, and was patched up and taken to Newquay Hospital.
A fire service spokesman said: “Five firefighters attended a call to a man whose hand was trapped in a printer’s guillotine. Firefighters were on scene within three minutes of receiving the initial call, the man had self-rescued on the fire services arrival.
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“The casualty had sustained a blunt trauma to his hand and firefighters administered oxygen and first aid to the casualty until paramedics were on scene.”
A spokesman for the Cornish Print Company said the staff member had actually trapped his hand “in the area of the guillotine”.
“He’s absolutely fine and back at work now,” he said.