Sandwich shop employee saves a choking customer

Danielle Buccielli uses a Heimlich maneuver on a choking customer in New Jersey.
@Deepizzaguy (69224)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
August 5, 2022 4:24pm CST
Primo Hoagie employee Danielle Buccielli was at the right place at the right time on Thursday afternoon when a customer when a female customer choked while she was eating on her sandwich. The name of the customer was not named was saved when Danielle used the Heimlich maneuver to remove the food object from her throat after Danielle left her post from behind the counter. Danielle will be rewarded by her employer for her actions of saving the life of a customer while she was on duty in a future date.
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@RubyHawk (66559)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Aug
Lucky that Danielle knew how to do the Heimlich maneuver. Someone that works in the restaurant should know how to do this in case a customer chokes.
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@Deepizzaguy (69224)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Aug
I think that a lot of restaurants are training their employees on first aid drills to deal with customers who choke on their food.
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@RubyHawk (66559)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Aug
@Deepizzaguy They really should. They could save lives
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@Deepizzaguy (69224)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Aug
@RubyHawk It is important for every company to make first aid training part of the company mission.
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@LindaOHio (98943)
• United States
6 Aug
Thank goodness Danielle was able to save the life of the customer.
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@Deepizzaguy (69224)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Aug
Danielle was indeed at the right place at the right time at the sandwich shop on that day.
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• Philippines
6 Aug
I did that to my mother once. I just couldn't imagine what would have happened if I wasn't there. My aunts were there but had no clue what to do.
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@Deepizzaguy (69224)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Aug
I know what you mean since the shock of seeing someone choking of food can cause a person to be scared stiff.
@Ronrybs (15870)
• London, England
6 Aug
Quick thinking! I suppose this is something you need to be ready for if you work in a food shop
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@Deepizzaguy (69224)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Aug
I believe that the majority of employers in the U S require their employers to take first aid training.
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@Juliaacv (68264)
• Canada
5 Aug
That was a very courageous thing that Danielle did. Too many people today would look the other way, people do not want to interact as they should when needed.
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@Deepizzaguy (69224)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Aug
That is a problem many of us have that we are scared to assist someone who need help for fear of failure.
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@marlina (148854)
• Canada
5 Aug
Bravo to Danielle to have saved the life of another human being.
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@Deepizzaguy (69224)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 Aug
Danielle used her training in life saving techniques perfectly to save the life of a customer. That is the act of a heroine.
@Ganma7 (3378)
7 Aug
Very important to be able to save a life! So happy this worked out
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