A man whose arm was trapped in a pasta machine at a business in South Windsor for hours on Monday morning has gone through surgery after suffering severe injuries, according to police.
Emergency crews were called to Carla's Pasta on Talbot Lane around 3:30 a.m. after getting a report of an employee who had his arm stuck in a piece of heavy duty machinery.
Officials said the 32-year-old Middlefield man's arm was trapped up to his elbow in a pasta-making machine and he had been trapped since 3:30 a.m. The employee was conscious, they added.
Mutual aid was requested from other local fire departments including South Windsor's Public Works Dept. and Environmental Services. About 30 firefighters were inside the building trying to help free the employee, authorities added.
The employee was freed shortly after 6 a.m. and was transported to the hospital by LifeStar, officials said. The man has severe injuries to his arm, police added.
He spent most of the day Monday in surgery, according to police.
It's unclear how the worker got trapped in the machine.