Woman’s arm, hand become stuck in mixer at pretzel shop

This is unfortunate, and gross, and it’s often the job of public health types to clean up the mess.

mycentraljersey.com is reporting that a 35-year-old borough woman was airlifted to a local hospital after her hand became stuck in a dough twister at Jim’s Pretzels on S. Main Street.

Police Chief Mark Peltack said the incident happened at 10:53 a.m. Monday when local resident Loretta Jones, an employee at the establishment, had been attempting to make pretzels. Peltack said it took rescue-squad workers a short amount of time to release her hand from the machine.

Jones was then airlifted via state police helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Jones was listed in fair condition at the hospital late Tuesday afternoon.

At the shop, there are various sizes and types of pretzels, an assortment of dips and pretzels wrapped around sausages and hot dogs. The shop also is known for its catered events, in which the store makes platters of pretzels nuggets and five dips, such as spicy or hot mustard; cheddar or nacho cheese; and sweet cream cheese.