Schick Employee Injured in Industrial Accident in Milford

An employee of Schick Manufacturing in Milford suffered "traumatic" injuries to her hand and arm and is in serious condition after her hand became lodged in a machine at work this morning.

Company employees said the woman's arm became entangled in the machine around 9:15 a.m. and the security department called 911 to respond to the facility at Edgewell Personal Care, at 10 Leighton Road.

Fire officials said Schick employees made a valiant effort to help the woman by immediately disconnecting the power to the machine after her right hand got caught. When they arrived at the scene, Milford firefighters applied a tourniquet because the woman was bleeding very heavily.

The woman was extricated fairly quickly, in around 17 minutes, and paramedics rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, fire officials said.

An OSHA investigation is underway, which is mandatory for an industrial accident, and Schick is providing counseling for employees.

Schick is a division of Edgewell Personal Care.

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