Worker's Arm Severed in Gruesome Accident

Police and OSHA are investigating the accident at Modern Materials.

By Bob Connors
|  Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013  |  Updated 6:22 PM EDT
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Worker's Arm Severed in Gruesome Accident

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An employee suffered a gruesome arm injury at a Hamden company Tuesday morning.

Hamden police responded to Modern Materials at 2891 State Street around 11:15 a.m. for a report of a worker with an amputated arm.

Arriving officers found a 20-year-old employee whose arm had nearly been severed above the elbow, according to police.

The man was working in an area of the plant where top soil is screened, when his arm became caught in a conveyor belt, police said. A co-worker shut down the conveyor and another cut the belt, freeing the victim.

Hamden firefighters treated the man and rushed him to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Police have not released the victim's name pending notification of his family. His condition was not available Tuesday evening.

Modern Materials provides sand, fill and asphalt millings, according to the company's website.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Hamden police are investigating the accident.

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