A five-year-old boy suffered a crushed hand when it got stuck in a cheese grinder at a central Pattaya restaurant.
The boy, identified only as “Tao,” had been allowed by his aunt, Bupha Phalahon, 45, the owner of the Globetrotter restaurant on Beach Road, to grind a block of cheese. The boy pushed the block of cheese too far into the machine, getting his hand stuck. Four of his five fingers were mangled.
Hospital emergency room staff had to sedate the boy in order to cut the machine off his arm.
Hearing the boy’s screams, employees turned off the machine and Bupha rushed her nephew to the hospital where he had to be sedated in order to cut the machine off his arm.