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.