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Source:Global Times Published: 2017/6/16 14:36:57

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"There was nobody watching around the mincer, which was plugged in but not operating."

So said a staff member surnamed Zhu who works in a shopping mall in Haidian district where a 3-year-old boy surnamed Liang seriously injured all five fingers on his right hand by the mincer. Liang went shopping with his mother in the mall. He turned on the mincer out of curiosity when his mother was buying vegetables. His right hand was entwined into the mincer after he put an item into it. Liang's father sued the mall, and asked for compensation of more than 1.63 million yuan ($ 240,000). The court ruled that the mall should hold 80 percent of responsibility in the incident and compensate Liang about 560,000 yuan because there was no warning sign near the mincer. The mall appealed and the Beijing First Intermediate People's Court recently upheld the original judgement. (Source: The Beijing Morning Post)

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