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Pasta Machine Crushes 22 Bones in Chef's Hand in 'Excruciating' Accident

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The owner of a Milwaukee pizza restaurant who nearly lost her hand in a pasta machine accident last year has returned to work.

— Robert Lea

East side fixture The Pasta Tree Restaurant will soon reopen as its owner recovers from a 'horrific' accident

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Just as The Pasta Tree Restaurant and Wine Bar is an icon on Milwaukee's east side, both its owner, Suzzette Metcalfe, and its decades-old pasta machine have become fixtures of the establishment.

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— Hannah Kirby

Pasta Tree owner reopens restaurant after tragic accident

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Last May, Suzzette Metcalfe, chef and owner of The Pasta Tree, almost lost her hand while cleaning her pasta machine. Her road to recovery has been long and painful, but she is reopening next week with positive, new plans for herself and the restaurant.

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— Molly Snyder

Restaurant reopens after owner's hand crushed in pasta roller

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After suddenly closing nearly six months ago, the Pasta Tree Restaurant is ready to re-open this Friday.

— Caroline Reinwald