Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/19/tumble_dryer_bites_woman/

Tumble dryer bites woman in Weston-super-Mare

Tin snips deployed in harrowing rescue ordeal

By Lester Haines

Posted in Science, 19th June 2008 08:32 GMT

RoTM A Weston-super-Mare woman is lucky to have survived an encounter with an obstreperous tumble dryer after a simple fluff-removal operation ended in an emergency services tin-snip deployment, a local rag breathlessly reports.

Firefighters were called to the scene in Kewstoke on Monday to find the 30-something victim with her hand wedged "between two pieces of moulded plastic" in the desiccating death machine.

Mercifully, the unnamed victim is now well, after operatives were able use "analgesic gel to numb the pain before cutting her free with a saw and tin snips".

She was treated at the scene by paramedics. The fate of the tumble dryer is not noted. ®