By Tara Yap
ILOILO CITY—A man was killed after half of his body was stuck inside an industrial meat grinder in this city.
Authorities identified the victim as Jomar Junco, an 18-year-old from Laua-an town of Antique province and was a neophyte worker at a chorizo factory in Mansaya-Lapuz of La Paz district.
City residents were stunned seeing photos of Junco ’s lower torso with his legs hanging in mid-air. Numerous news reports claimed that half of his body was eaten by the industrial meat grinder, which drove residents to compare the accident into a horror movie.
However, the shocking details were not entirely accurate. His body was intact when workers of the funeral home removed his body from the industrial meat processor.
Police Major Mark Evan Salvo, chief of the La Paz police station, told Manila Bulletin that Junco initially got his right hand stuck inside the machine and was not able to pull it out and Junco was subsequently dragged by the mixer part of the machine.
“He was not grinded. He was just stuck,” Salvo told Manila Bulletin as he reiterated the clarification to what the public was thinking.
Investigators also found that Junco is new to the job and did not know how to operate the machine. When one of his co-workers stepped out of the room, Junco unfortunately tried to operate the machine by himself.