San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Man Gets Hand Stuck In Industrial Tortilla Press: SDFD

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A man in his 60s was rushed to the hospital Thursday after his hand became stuck in an industrial tortilla press.

San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to La Perla market at 3175 National Ave. in Logan Heights at around 5:34 p.m.

A request was made for a surgeon to come to the scene from UC San Diego Medical Center, SDFD battalion Chief Jeff Mitchell said.

Odilón Cuevas, as identified by family members, was then taken to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest.

NBC 7 spoke with the family who said his left hand had to be amputated. He is in stable condition.

“We had a video call with him this morning, and he is in a good spirit. We thank God that he is alive. He is a strong man,” Janet Cuevas said

It is not clear how his hand became stuck.

No other information was available.

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