Head stuck washing machine
Firefighters in Fuqing City, eastern China, had to use power tools to free a man whose head had become trapped inside a washing machine drum.
As CNN reports, the man escaped with just his pride hurt.
He was pulled out by a team of firefighters after less than an hour, according to the official Weibo social media account of Fuzhou City’s Fire Department.
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The man, who’s name was not released, got his head stuck inside the machine while trying to fix the drum, the Fire Department’s statement said.
To make sure he had adequate oxygen supply, the firemen first forcibly separated the drum from the washing machine frame, and then carefully broke it while the man’s head was still inside, according to the statement.
It’s not the first time Chinese firefighters have rescued people who’ve got themselves in a tight spot.
In April, firefighters freed a three-year-old boy who got his head stuck in a sunroof and last year a woman got trapped between two walls while trying to retrieve something she dropped.
In 2014, a 10-year-old was helping with the chores when she somehow fell into the machine.
‘We was pissed because we was like, ‘How the hell are we going to get her out of there,’ the girls mother said at the time.