Joseph Burnett, 22, was working for Jian's Dumplings at the company's former premises in Gracemount Business Pavilions, Captains Road, Edinburgh when the incident happened on June 23, 2010.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard yesterday (Thursday, December 13) that Mr Burnett had been concerned the dough was too wet and began to add extra flour into the mixer by hand.
He suddenly felt his hand and arm being pulled into the drum of the machine, with his right arm going in past the elbow before he managed to pull himself free.
Two fractures in his fingers
Mr Burnett suffered two factures in his fingers and ripped tendons in his index and middle fingers. He had to undergo surgery and required 30-40 stitches.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that the company had failed to carry out a risk assessment for the operation.
It was also discovered that the shutter on top of the machine left a gap of eight centimetres when closed, it did not have an interlocking mechanism and the instructions on the machine were in Chinese.
Jian's Dumplings, of Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead, Midlothian, was fined £1,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.