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Rescuers free woman's arm caught in noodle-making machine

Rescuers free woman's arm caught in noodle-making machine
SEATTLE - A 22-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital Friday after her arm was caught in a noodle-making machine at her workplace on Capitol Hill.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene, a noodle cafe in the 400 block of Broadway East, at about 12:15 p.m. after a call came in about the accident.

The woman was still conscious and alert when medics arrived, the Seattle Fire Department said in a tweet.

A technical rescue team had to use specialized tools to free the woman's arm, which had been pierced by a metal shaft. She was then taken to Harborview Medical Center.

It was the second day in a row that someone's arm had become entangled in industrial equipment at a Seattle workplace.

On Thursday, a 55-year-old man lost his arm in an industrial accident at a fortune cookie factory in Seattle's International District, officials said.