A worker at a New York food factory lost his hand in a piece of machinery after it was mangled in a grinder, according to officials and witnesses.
The unidentified man reportedly lost his right hand while working at Flaum Appetizing in Brooklyn when the workplace accident occurred around noon Friday.
At the time, he had been putting fish in the grinder and at several points had turned it off and removed the cover to check on the fish, a coworker told the New York Daily News.
However, he apparently forgot to turn it off the last time when his hand got stuck in the machinery, the co-worker said.
He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital where he is being treated for trauma to a limb, a New York City Fire Department spokesman told Dailymail.com.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, is in stable condition and his injuries are serious but non-life threatening, the spokesman said.
Flaum Appetizing, which makes hummus and kosher food, did not immediately respond to Dailymail.com's request for comment.