PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An employee at a grocery store in Oregon is being treated after getting their hand stuck in a meat tenderizer on Thursday, according to Portland Fire & Rescue.

Officials say four fingers on the victim’s right hand were entrapped in the machine up to the second knuckle.

Personnel from Portland Fire & Rescue reportedly used an angle grinder to make a relief cut of the tenderizer, which helped them be able to force the machine open to remove the victim’s hand.

  • Officials: Portland, OR supermarket employee gets hand stuck in meat machine
  • Officials: Portland, OR supermarket employee gets hand stuck in meat machine

The victim was then taken to the Oregon Health & Science University Trauma Center.