Girl stuck inside washing machine for 12 minutes

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by Jeff Mason

KMOV.com

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 24 at 11:06 AM

(KMOV) -- A 7-year-old girl was seriously injured in Joplin, Mo., after playing in a laundry machine.

Authorities said Chloe Crow and her sister tried to use a washing machine at a laundromat, but after putting their money in, the machine didn't work. Chloe climbed inside the machine, thinking it was broken.

The machine started to run and no one could get it to stop for 12 minutes. Rescuers broke the glass window to get her to safety.

Crow now has 155 staples in her body and head, along with several stitches. Her mother said the machines should have an emergency shut down button.

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