Baker could lose hand after getting caught in mixer

A woman who got her arm caught in an industrial mixer is in a stable condition in a Melbourne hospital.

She was dragged into the mixer when her arm got caught in machinery at her own bakery in southwest Melbourne, according to New Ltd.

Paramedics were called to the scene about 12:50pm on Friday.

Rescuers worked for half an hour to free the woman, whose arm was found wrapped tightly around the mixer and was snapped in several places.

The 48-year-old woman is believed to be in a serious but stable condition at the Alfred Hospital.

Paramedic Otto Bell told News Ltd the woman was in excruciating pain, but managed to stay calm.

"She was, however, concerned about the hot dough (inside the machine) that was making her rather uncomfortable," he said.

"We had to unwrap her by carrying her weight and moving her around in the direction opposite to how she got tangled."

The woman could face losing her hand due to loss of blood flow and also has several serious fractures and open wounds on the arm.

A spokesperson for Worksafe said initial investigations suggest the mixer at the Bakery in Police Rd, Springvale which is believed to be owned by the woman and her husband did not have proper guards.



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