“A 2-year-old was flown to a local hospital Wednesday after his arm got stuck in a meat grinder NewsChannel5 reported.
Westlake police are investigating the incident that happened inside a home on Stonehedge Drive.
Police said the grinder was on the floor and plugged in when the incident occurred.
The boy was taken to the hospital with his right arm still in the grinder. He is at MetroHealth Medical Center, and is now recovering, reported NewsChannel5.
Officers said the woman who called 911 had a hard time expressing herself because of a language barrier and being emotionally overcome.
The mother and other family members who live in the house have not cooperated with police or Children and Family Services investigating the accident, Capt. Guy Turner said.
Police said this is not the first time inadequate supervision has resulted in injury to children at this house. In 2001, a 1-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car after running out of the house and into the street.
In 2002, a 4-year-old also was struck by a car outside the house. Police said the family covered up the incident from police. In both cases, the family engaged in the same stonewalling technique with investigators, police said.
NewsChannel5 also learned that a registered sex offender is living in the home.
The Westlake city prosecutor will rule on the case after the investigation is complete. The parents could face possible child endangering charges.”
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