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2014-04-28 12:10:33 AM  
Restaurant employees are still trying to figure out how the machine was turned on while Bouchard was cleaning it.

I'm still trying to figure out why the damn thing was PLUGGED IN.
 
2014-04-28 12:16:46 AM  
I'm assuming the reason the first hospital turned him away was because they didn't have the capability to treat that type of wound.  A hospital can't legally turn someone away with a life or limb threatening injury that they're capable of handling can they?
 
2014-04-28 12:21:15 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'm assuming the reason the first hospital turned him away was because they didn't have the capability to treat that type of wound.  A hospital can't legally turn someone away with a life or limb threatening injury that they're capable of handling can they?


Not certain, but could be that they don't have a trauma unit to handle such injuries, or necessary specialists available.
 
2014-04-28 12:32:48 AM  
Their worker comp rates are going to go up.
 
2014-04-28 12:36:58 AM  
x3.fjcdn.com
He's got an arm off!!!
 
2014-04-28 12:42:04 AM  
I wonder what is on special tomorrow.
 
2014-04-28 12:57:20 AM  

BalugaJoe: I wonder what is on special tomorrow.


Macaroni salad?
 
2014-04-28 01:12:25 AM  
Why would you need a pasta maker that cleans teens, subby?
 
2014-04-28 01:14:11 AM  
likeithateit.net

Where is your God now?
 
2014-04-28 01:14:33 AM  
A killer in me is a killer in you.
 
2014-04-28 01:20:38 AM  
An unfortunately effective demonstration of why even small businesses should practice lock out - tag out (LOTO).
 
2014-04-28 01:20:48 AM  
What kinda pasta maker was that? Sounds like he wasn't trained properly, or had the sense to unplug it, or make sure it was inoperable, before messing with it.
I have a 5 Qt KitchenAid, on my counter, with a pasta making attachment. Barely use it. But I know if I make a mistake, it's on me.
You don't wanna even think of teasing some of those commercial machines.
 
2014-04-28 01:21:12 AM  

fusillade762: Restaurant employees are still trying to figure out how the machine was turned on while Bouchard was cleaning it.

I'm still trying to figure out why the damn thing was PLUGGED IN.


Because those things work on electricity, duh.
 
2014-04-28 01:21:33 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: TuteTibiImperes: I'm assuming the reason the first hospital turned him away was because they didn't have the capability to treat that type of wound.  A hospital can't legally turn someone away with a life or limb threatening injury that they're capable of handling can they?

Not certain, but could be that they don't have a trauma unit to handle such injuries, or necessary specialists available.


I was wondering the same thing, since Boston seems awfully far to get to a trauma centre.  Why not NYC?  Hell, even Montreal or Toronto would have been closer.
 
2014-04-28 01:21:38 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'm assuming the reason the first hospital turned him away was because they didn't have the capability to treat that type of wound.  A hospital can't legally turn someone away with a life or limb threatening injury that they're capable of handling can they?


Hospitals generally only provide life-saving care care to stabilize a critical patient and then transfer to a higher level of care. If his bleeding was controlled, and VS stable, they didn't need to perform these functions and therefore could punt him to a hospital with more appropriate facilities. Happens all the time when lower-acuity hospitals are nearby trauma ready hospitals.
 
2014-04-28 01:28:56 AM  
Minimum wage, not even once
 
2014-04-28 01:29:42 AM  
 
2014-04-28 01:35:25 AM  
Albany med is a level 1 trauma center. Why not there?
 
2014-04-28 01:38:26 AM  
Always unplug it, unload it, clear the chamber, take the key out of the ignition, and remove the batteries before you perform maintenance on anything with moving parts, explosive capability, or an electrical output.

This should be something everyone knows and lives by. Everyone.
 
2014-04-28 01:39:18 AM  

jgk3: An unfortunately effective demonstration of why even small businesses should practice lock out - tag out (LOTO).


You should practice it at home too. CSB: Back in the day a friend was still living in his mom's basement. (and yes he fit the stereotype). Anyway, they'd had some drainage problems and his mom was doing some minor repair on the main drain line in the house. She told us not to flush any toilets or put any water down the drain. Of course an hour later my friend goes to the bathroom and flushes the toilet. His mom was on the receiving end of a lesson in lock out tag out.

/just thankful it wasn't me because I'd have forgot about no flushing too
 
2014-04-28 01:40:29 AM  

fusillade762: Restaurant employees are still trying to figure out how the machine was turned on while Bouchard was cleaning it.

I'm still trying to figure out why the damn thing was PLUGGED IN.


My first job (at 14, natch) was at a bakery. It was a tiny local place but I was taught to respect the bread slicer.

Many years later I ran into another bread slicer and was left to my own devices to figure out how to use it. Of course it was crappy to boot and the bread kept getting stuck. I figured it out fairly quickly and warily... At some point that's gonna end badly. A teen, especially one who needs a job, isn't likely to question an assigned task. Hell, older and wiser I didn't question "here's the machine, knock yourself out" either.

But workplace protections socialism blah blah.
 
2014-04-28 01:42:25 AM  

Nix Nightbird: Always unplug it, unload it, clear the chamber, take the key out of the ignition, and remove the batteries before you perform maintenance on anything with moving parts, explosive capability, or an electrical output.

This should be something everyone knows and lives by. Everyone.


Yup.

It's also worth reminding people to remove the spark plug from your lawn mower before maintaining that baby(oil change, wheel tightening;etc). Freak ignitions are rare, but they happen. That gets overlooked.
 
2014-04-28 01:46:02 AM  
The daily special was Mrs. Lovett's meat pies.
 
2014-04-28 01:51:09 AM  

walktoanarcade: Nix Nightbird: Always unplug it, unload it, clear the chamber, take the key out of the ignition, and remove the batteries before you perform maintenance on anything with moving parts, explosive capability, or an electrical output.

This should be something everyone knows and lives by. Everyone.

Yup.

It's also worth reminding people to remove the spark plug from your lawn mower before maintaining that baby(oil change, wheel tightening;etc). Freak ignitions are rare, but they happen. That gets overlooked.


I'm not sure where Juan keeps his spark plug, Ill have to ask him. Thanks for the advice!
 
2014-04-28 01:58:09 AM  
Blood sausage on special tomorrow.
 
2014-04-28 02:04:22 AM  
I didn't kill my wife.
 
2014-04-28 02:04:49 AM  
Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.
 
2014-04-28 02:05:59 AM  

cyberspacedout: Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.


Hiring stupid people is a major liability.
 
2014-04-28 02:06:10 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: I'm not sure where Juan keeps his spark plug, Ill have to ask him.


Your wife knows
 
2014-04-28 02:09:03 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: It's also worth reminding people to remove the spark plug from your lawn mower before maintaining that baby(oil change, wheel tightening;etc).


I was just scanning quickly through the comments and my eye caught the words "baby oil change". Truly a WTF? moment.
 
2014-04-28 02:28:22 AM  
I have a hunch ole Lefty will be fired as soon as he gets out of the hospital. Do you have any idea how much a commercial pasta maker costs?
 
2014-04-28 02:32:12 AM  
Poor kid, just trying to stay out of trouble and make a couple bucks for his last summer before he turned 18. I hope he gets a considerable settlement and that he has family and friends that will support him during his rehab. I hope they can reattach his arm and he doesn't get stuck with a hook or stub.
 
2014-04-28 02:40:02 AM  

BalugaJoe: I didn't kill my wife.


You find that man!
 
2014-04-28 02:47:31 AM  

BalugaJoe: I didn't kill my wife.


I don't care.
 
2014-04-28 02:51:27 AM  

Russ1642: cyberspacedout: Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.

Hiring stupid people is a major liability.


Yeah, dumbass management who can't run a safe workplace are a major liability. And OSHA fines and insurance rates will soon give a dollar figure to that liability.
 
2014-04-28 03:10:51 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Russ1642: cyberspacedout: Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.

Hiring stupid people is a major liability.

Yeah, dumbass management who can't run a safe workplace are a major liability. And OSHA fines and insurance rates will soon give a dollar figure to that liability.


Only if he pees clean on the inevitable drug test employers use to deny responsibility for workplace accidents in cases like these
 
2014-04-28 03:19:09 AM  

Ex-Texan: What kinda pasta maker was that? Sounds like he wasn't trained properly, or had the sense to unplug it, or make sure it was inoperable, before messing with it.
I have a 5 Qt KitchenAid, on my counter, with a pasta making attachment. Barely use it. But I know if I make a mistake, it's on me.
You don't wanna even think of teasing some of those commercial machines.


Do not taunt the pasta machine.
 
2014-04-28 03:35:25 AM  
Let's play a game called "Lockout / Tagout".

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Fun for the whole family!
 
2014-04-28 03:52:15 AM  

farkingismybusiness: BalugaJoe: I didn't kill my wife.

I don't care.


Fark! This was the quote I should have used.
 
2014-04-28 04:06:45 AM  
Well this kid has ample grounds to sue the restaurant, the installer of the equipment and the manufacturer. A machine that dangerous should have required the operator to hold a button down on the side to run it, possibly two buttons one on either side. That way they can't remove one hand without the machine powering down.
 
2014-04-28 05:07:38 AM  

HisBoyLeroy: Poor kid, just trying to stay out of trouble and make a couple bucks for his last summer before he turned 18. I hope he gets a considerable settlement and that he has family and friends that will support him during his rehab. I hope they can reattach his arm and he doesn't get stuck with a hook or stub.


ih1.redbubble.net
 
2014-04-28 05:46:21 AM  

drxym: Well this kid has ample grounds to sue the restaurant, the installer of the equipment and the manufacturer. A machine that dangerous should have required the operator to hold a button down on the side to run it, possibly two buttons one on either side. That way they can't remove one hand without the machine powering down.


The problem isn't that it turned on, the problem is it turned on when he didn't expect it to.  It needs lockout/tagout, not unusable controls that double the number of people you need to run it. Regardless of where the on button is, he should never have had his arm where he did while it was plugged in. In normal use, when you aren't reaching in to the dough hopper to clean it, they're perfectly safe.
 
2014-04-28 06:12:02 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: walktoanarcade: Nix Nightbird: Always unplug it, unload it, clear the chamber, take the key out of the ignition, and remove the batteries before you perform maintenance on anything with moving parts, explosive capability, or an electrical output.

This should be something everyone knows and lives by. Everyone.

Yup.

It's also worth reminding people to remove the spark plug from your lawn mower before maintaining that baby(oil change, wheel tightening;etc). Freak ignitions are rare, but they happen. That gets overlooked.

I'm not sure where Juan keeps his spark plug, Ill have to ask him. Thanks for the advice!

I never worried about removing the spark plug from most of the push mowers I've owned. I figured what are the odds of 40 or 50 freak ignitions in a row.

 
2014-04-28 06:17:36 AM  
ouchie, the poor kid. Giving the kid the benefit of the doubt, maybe the machine WAS off but some systems have a shut down period as where they close slowly, giving the machinery time to cool down? The Bailer where I work, hell yes you won't go near the innards of that thing while it's still on, but even when it's off the gates still slide down slowly.
 
2014-04-28 06:36:06 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: fusillade762: Restaurant employees are still trying to figure out how the machine was turned on while Bouchard was cleaning it.

I'm still trying to figure out why the damn thing was PLUGGED IN.

My first job (at 14, natch) was at a bakery. It was a tiny local place but I was taught to respect the bread slicer.

Many years later I ran into another bread slicer and was left to my own devices to figure out how to use it. Of course it was crappy to boot and the bread kept getting stuck. I figured it out fairly quickly and warily... At some point that's gonna end badly. A teen, especially one who needs a job, isn't likely to question an assigned task. Hell, older and wiser I didn't question "here's the machine, knock yourself out" either.

But workplace protections socialism blah blah.


I honestly thought you were going for a variation of the pickle slicer joke.
 
2014-04-28 06:44:55 AM  
Sort of like the unfortunate incident in the eyeglass factory when the worker fell into the lens grinding machine and made a spectacle of himself.
 
2014-04-28 06:48:48 AM  
Waay back in the day, I got my hand rolled into a pizza dough roller.  3 broke fingers. But I still like pizza.
 
2014-04-28 07:07:34 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: TuteTibiImperes: I'm assuming the reason the first hospital turned him away was because they didn't have the capability to treat that type of wound.  A hospital can't legally turn someone away with a life or limb threatening injury that they're capable of handling can they?

Not certain, but could be that they don't have a trauma unit to handle such injuries, or necessary specialists available.


They do. I worked there. I bet they ran his insurance and they couldn't get as much as they wanted. Fletcher Allen is a terrible hospital.
 
2014-04-28 07:17:48 AM  

Russ1642: jgk3: An unfortunately effective demonstration of why even small businesses should practice lock out - tag out (LOTO).

You should practice it at home too. CSB: Back in the day a friend was still living in his mom's basement. (and yes he fit the stereotype). Anyway, they'd had some drainage problems and his mom was doing some minor repair on the main drain line in the house. She told us not to flush any toilets or put any water down the drain. Of course an hour later my friend goes to the bathroom and flushes the toilet. His mom was on the receiving end of a lesson in lock out tag out.

/just thankful it wasn't me because I'd have forgot about no flushing too


Heh, that happened to a buddy of mine, except his son's forgetfulness JUST missed him...he's not sure how, since it pretty well coated the utility room, he said.
 
2014-04-28 07:24:54 AM  

HisBoyLeroy: Poor kid, just trying to stay out of trouble and make a couple bucks for his last summer before he turned 18. I hope he gets a considerable settlement and that he has family and friends that will support him during his rehab. I hope they can reattach his arm and he doesn't get stuck with a hook or stub.


I ever lose a hand, I don't want one of the pretty prosthetic ones that look kinda-sorta like human flesh.

Screw that, they don't quite pass anyway, so gimme a metal hand that can bend steel or crush golfballs or something.

/Bending would be good too, but I think there'd be a leverage problem if you only had one
 
2014-04-28 07:27:42 AM  

cyberspacedout: Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.


The quote from the OSHA guy was odd..."Still waiting to hear if we're going to investigate"

WTF?

There's a conceivable reason you WOULDN'T investigate?

It's not like kids getting their arms lopped off at work is a daily occurrence...I hope...
 
2014-04-28 07:52:39 AM  

rorgus: Bathia_Mapes: TuteTibiImperes: I'm assuming the reason the first hospital turned him away was because they didn't have the capability to treat that type of wound.  A hospital can't legally turn someone away with a life or limb threatening injury that they're capable of handling can they?

Not certain, but could be that they don't have a trauma unit to handle such injuries, or necessary specialists available.

They do. I worked there. I bet they ran his insurance and they couldn't get as much as they wanted. Fletcher Allen is a terrible hospital.


Best health care in the world!

USA! USA! USA!
 
2014-04-28 08:02:13 AM  

danielscissorhands: "And then everything changed that fateful day they installed the spaghetti grinder."


Interesting HANDle you got, too.
 
2014-04-28 08:08:31 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: "baby oil change". Truly a WTF? moment.


seriously?
you never heard of that?
 
2014-04-28 08:41:02 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Russ1642: cyberspacedout: Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.

Hiring stupid people is a major liability.

Yeah, dumbass management who can't run a safe workplace are a major liability. And OSHA fines and insurance rates will soon give a dollar figure to that liability.


Which compares little to how much the family can sue the restaurant for, being they are on the hook for not watching the kid.  I get how kids will play with stuff they are told not to touch, but maybe unplug the thing, or lock out tag out.  We had a kid injure a vendor from another company with powered fork truck, he was fired on the spot.

I also recall a 17 yro playing with a chef knife at an Arby's I was working at, he cut himself deep on one finger.  He had his dad pay for the medical charges so he could keep his job.  I'm surprised the manager still didn't fire him.

/sadly, teens first job, is still them being babysat
 
2014-04-28 09:05:29 AM  

PunGent: cyberspacedout: Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.

The quote from the OSHA guy was odd..."Still waiting to hear if we're going to investigate"

WTF?

There's a conceivable reason you WOULDN'T investigate?

It's not like kids getting their arms lopped off at work is a daily occurrence...I hope...


Article says it's because the nearest office is kind of a hike...
 
2014-04-28 09:06:07 AM  
Back in the day, at a summer job in a bacon factory, another summer employee almost made arm bacon, but thanks to the quick reaction of a seasoned worker who literally did a superman dive to hit the emergency stop button, the kid kept his arm that day
 
2014-04-28 09:12:37 AM  

drxym: Well this kid has ample grounds to sue the restaurant, the installer of the equipment and the manufacturer. A machine that dangerous should have required the operator to hold a button down on the side to run it, possibly two buttons one on either side. That way they can't remove one hand without the machine powering down.


Typically, no one under 18 is allowed to use or clean these type of machines in food service. He'll only get a payout if he was told to clean it by management.
And never, ever clean these things without unplugging them first.
 
2014-04-28 09:26:44 AM  
A long-haired freaky person got a Cherokee haircut from a conveyor driveshaft at the last company I worked for; apparently he climbed under the line to retrieve a box that had fallen without stopping it first, and his rat's-nest ponytail got pulled into the shaft; it actually happened a few years before I was there, but I saw the pictures...farking horrifying...
 
2014-04-28 09:27:17 AM  

fusillade762: Restaurant employees are still trying to figure out how the machine was turned on while Bouchard was cleaning it.

I'm still trying to figure out why the damn thing was PLUGGED IN.


energy isolation: how do it work?
 
2014-04-28 09:27:53 AM  
Guy at work lost a finger to a machine last week.  So, I'm getting some creepy flashbacks from this article.

/ LOTO is your friend.
 
2014-04-28 09:43:53 AM  
to the Aristocratic class, Work always was entertaining to them.
 
2014-04-28 10:17:18 AM  
I grew up near Massena and had cousins that lived there who ate at Violi's  all the time,  so I'm really getting a kick ....
 
2014-04-28 10:35:58 AM  
I guess he literally put some elbow grease into it.
 
2014-04-28 10:41:40 AM  

Loaf's Tray: PunGent: cyberspacedout: Kid's under 18. I would hope OSHA does investigate this one, and spread the word about the regulations that should've prevented what happened. Sometimes restaurant managers either don't care, or don't know what their employees are doing.

The quote from the OSHA guy was odd..."Still waiting to hear if we're going to investigate"

WTF?

There's a conceivable reason you WOULDN'T investigate?

It's not like kids getting their arms lopped off at work is a daily occurrence...I hope...

Article says it's because the nearest office is kind of a hike...


Yeah, well...this is kind of a big country, last I checked.

Guess I'll set up Pungent's Meatpacking and Armlopping Emporium a four hour drive from the nearest OSHA office...
 
2014-04-28 10:51:11 AM  
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"And that's why you always turn off the power and lock it out/tag it out."
 
2014-04-28 11:04:58 AM  
Years ago I got the tip of my finger cut off from a meat slicer. It was funny the tip was gone just the flesh part where it is round so for the next 3 months it was flat. Taught me good about respecting machines and I got real good at LOTO.
 
2014-04-28 11:05:45 AM  

studebaker hoch: Let's play a game called "Lockout / Tagout".

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Fun for the whole family!


The only way I see that working for today's yutes is, if there's an app for that.

/ Very familiar with cutting/locking power before reaching in to machinery.
 
2014-04-28 11:14:43 AM  
"Mia Violi, a manager at the restaurant, has started a to help raise money for Bouchard's medical treatment and travel expenses for his family."


Umm...  sooo.. this place has no insurance for employees injured on the job?
 
2014-04-28 11:23:25 AM  
The lock out/tag out training from my 7 years in the US Navy as a radar tech STILL sticks with me to this day. You always flag out any equipment that you work on!
 
2014-04-28 11:51:51 AM  
My uncle's sleeve got caught in a postal mail sorting machine while he was trying to knock a package loose. The location was shut down for a week to clean up the mess and to give counseling to the people who witnessed it.

Always turn machinery off before working on it. The time you "save" by not doing so isn't worth the risk.

My
 
2014-04-28 12:43:40 PM  

jgk3: An unfortunately effective demonstration of why even small businesses should practice lock out - tag out (LOTO).


Came for LOTO, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-04-28 12:48:18 PM  
Daily Fail seems to think Boston has been relocated to South East Connecticut  ....
 
2014-04-28 01:09:39 PM  
it's called a PLUG, kid, or a POWER CORD.

you'll figure it out.
 
2014-04-28 01:46:33 PM  
no comment on the attempt for the restaurant owner to crowd-source money for the medical bills?  I am disappoint.

He also better start crowd sourcing his legal defense fund.   The suit is going to cost him millions.
 
2014-04-28 01:49:33 PM  

love_alice: no comment on the attempt for the restaurant owner to crowd-source money for the medical bills?  I am disappoint.

He also better start crowd sourcing his legal defense fund.   The suit is going to cost him millions.


my comment not good enough for you?
 
2014-04-28 02:00:30 PM  
kvinesknows:
my comment not good enough for you?

Sorry... didn't see it.
 
2014-04-28 02:06:15 PM  

love_alice: kvinesknows:
my comment not good enough for you?

Sorry... didn't see it.


well..  I will hand it to you, it wasnt that long of a comment not really worth an arm or a leg.
 
2014-04-28 03:05:56 PM  
De-energize this equipment before servicing offering it your arm.
 
2014-04-28 03:15:05 PM  

Fart_Machine: A killer in me is a killer in you.


Subtle. I like it. Well played.
 
2014-04-28 04:28:03 PM  

rooftopvoter: Albany med is a level 1 trauma center. Why not there?


Or Syracuse, to Upstate?
 
2014-04-28 07:29:45 PM  

Vector R: rooftopvoter: Albany med is a level 1 trauma center. Why not there?

Or Syracuse, to Upstate?



He's better off in Boston with this level of trauma.
 
2014-04-28 09:46:58 PM  

fusillade762: I'm still trying to figure out why the damn thing was PLUGGED IN.


because some people think lock out/tag out is a farking suggestion.
 
2014-04-29 12:58:11 AM  

vudukungfu: danielscissorhands: "And then everything changed that fateful day they installed the spaghetti grinder."

Interesting HANDle you got, too.


Yes, my hands come in very handy (scissory) for grinding pasta.  No need to worry about losing elbows.
 
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