Updated Wednesday, September 15, 2021 –
It is presumed that the finger belonged to a restaurant employee who lost two while grinding the meat of the hamburgers
The case of a woman who found a human finger in the hamburger she eats in a Bolivian restaurant and who belonged to one of his employees It generated controversy in the country and led to an investigation for an attack on public health.
This event happened in the eastern city of Santa Cruz when a woman who was tasting the “magnificent hamburger” she had ordered came across a human finger on it.
This situation was denounced by the diner on Sunday through social networks in which she shared some photographs of the hamburger and the finger she found, a message that immediately went viral.
“It has been verified that the hamburger has been sold in that establishment and that that hamburger had the rest of a finger of possibly a worker who lost two fingers last Friday,” the Deputy Minister of Consumer Defense explained to Efe. Jorge Silva.
According to the first information, one of the workers who was in charge of grinding the meat used in the 20 branches of the fast food restaurant made a movement while the machine was turned off that caused the grinder to cut off two of his fingers, Silva commented. .
The employee was taken to a hospital where he was treated for dismemberment.
The man was preparing about 45 to 80 kilos of meat that is used in hamburgers, a tote that, depending on the version of the restaurant, was discarded, said the vice minister, who added that the place was closed.
The Public Ministry opened an ex officio process for an attack against public health to investigate this fact and the vice ministry headed by Silva will monitor the investigation.
The restaurant in question issued a statement in which it noted that throughout its 21-year history they have worked “in faithful and strict adherence to all health, safety and food safety regulations”, and described it as a “fortuitous incident” .
The Ministry of Labor ordered the paralysis of operations in the area where hamburgers are made until they can prove that their workers are trained in handling these machines.
The ministerial verification revealed that this space is “unsafe” and that there were at least three other incidents in which workers lost their fingers.
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