Firefighters called out to help Rotherham woman with hand stuck in tin of olive oil

Firefighters helped a Rotherham woman whose hand ended up stuck in this tin of olive oil
Firefighters helped a Rotherham woman whose hand ended up stuck in this tin of olive oil
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Firefighters in Rotherham dealt with an incident with a difference today - a woman whose hand became trapped in a metal tin.

The woman, from Holywell Lane, Braithwell, put her fingers into an industrial sized tin of olive oil to remove part of a pump which had fallen in.

But her hand ended up stuck inside, leaving her having to contact firefighters for help.

Armed with metal cutters and pliers firefighters from Maltby station managed to free the woman.

Watch Manager Adam Bramall said: “Rescuing someone from a tin of olive oil is certainly a first for us.

“It’s just another example of the unusual incidents we come across on a day to day basis.”

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue carries out more than 1,400 ‘special service’ rescues each year - from animal rescues and road traffic collisions, to flooding incidents and freeing people stuck in lifts.