A toddler was freed from a Thomas the Tank Engine toy yesterday in Danbury. The fire department is called to any number of scenarios, some referred to as 'Man In Machine' incident. This one is being called a 'Tot In Toy' incident.
Early yesterday morning firefighters responded to a call of a child with his hand stuck in the smoke stack of a large train toy. The calm 2-year old didn't appear to be injured, but the few attempts to back his arm out of the opening didn't work. Firefighters decided to dismantle the Tank Engine, which seemed like it would be a simple task.
The boy's arm was caught in a some sort of 'launcher' for shooting a ball. After 20 minutes, the boy was freed uninjured. He was wearing a bracelet that got caught on the gear mechanism.