A worker on the cleaning crew at K&K Gourmet Meats in Leetsdale, Pa., had his foot caught in a shut-down grinder for eight hours before being freed. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the grinder had been turned off for cleaning when Nicholas Mangino, 26, slipped and got his foot wedged in the machine.

Mangino's partner was not working Monday, so he was finally discovered at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Three fire departments combined to have him freed by 7:17. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

"It was just an accident," said Leetsdale police Chief James Santucci said.

He added that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture was on site. The OSHA Pittsburgh area director told the Gazette that there are no rules on the minimum number of employees that a company must have on hand during cleaning of machinery.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette