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Man's arm caught in roller in Jacksonville dry cleaning accident

1:42 PM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local man pressing sheets and blankets on Tuesday somehow got his arm stuck in a roller, which firefighters had to break apart to free him.

The accident happened early Tuesday afternoon at Riteway Laundry and Dry Cleaners on Phoenix Avenue.

The man's name and condition are not available. He was rushed to UF Health at Jacksonville for medical attention.

"All I heard was him yelling for help," said Javon Dobbins, who was working in the front of business and called 911.

She said the man's arm was stuck and sucked in by the press that gets very hot.

"I had to stay there with him and try to keep his arm cool," said Dobbins, while firefighters put yellow tape around the machine where the accident happened.   

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