Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/24/massachusetts_marinade/

Massachusetts man in vacuum marinade shocker

Sausage-seasoning machine sucks up cleaner

By Lester Haines

Posted in Science, 24th May 2010 12:14 GMT

RoTM A Massachusetts sausage factory cleaner had a lucky escape after a sausage-seasoning machine "somehow activated" and attempted to dine on its victim, Salem News reports.

Police reports said the unnamed man was cleaning inside a "a vacuum-type cylinder" which "draws marinade into the meat" at the DiLuigi Sausage Co in Danvers. The machine sparked into life, sucking in his head and shoulders and trapping him in the diabolical banger device.

Mercifully, the vacuum-marinaded would-be snack was freed, showing "no obvious sign of trauma". He was, though, whisked to hospital as a precaution.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will now investigate the matter. ®