Restaurant owner praises emergency services – after man’s arm gets wedged in pizza mixer

Dough Eye Pizza on Jubbergate. Photograph: YorkMix
6 Aug 2020 @ 3.21 pm
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The owner of a York restaurant today praised emergency services for their quick response after an accident on the premises.

Chris Phillips, who runs Dough-Eyed Pizza on Jubbergate, said a member of staff got their arm wedged at the back of a mixer last night (Wednesday).

As we reported earlier, three fire crews were called out to the incident, at 8.27pm.

And Yorkshire Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, hazardous area response team and rapid response vehicle.

Chris said: “The response from the emergency services was unbelievable both in speed and size.”

Firefighters tried freeing the man with a hydraulic spreader but Chris said this only managed to put some pressure on the trapped hand.

“It was a liberal application of some extra virgin olive oil that did the trick,” he said.

“He was taken to the hospital to get checked over and I received the news later last night that there were no serious injuries, for which I’m incredibly happy to hear.

“Big thanks to the emergency services for such a fast response and their professionalism.”

He added that the number of fire engines involved was due to crews using it as a training exercise.

Dough-Eyed Pizza opened in its permanent Jubbergate home three weeks ago.

It has been earning rave reviews ever since.