Employee severely injured after getting hand caught in machine at Schick in Milford

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MILFORD — An employee was seriously injured after her right hand became trapped in a machine at the Schick Manufacturing facility at 10 Leighton Road in Milford.

The 911 call came in just before 9:30 a.m. First responders said the employee’s right hand was entangled in manufacturing equipment.

Workers were able to turn off machine and begin to take it apart before first-responders arrived. Firefighters worked for almost 20 minutes to free the employee’s hand from the machine.

Paramedics applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding. She was then taken to Yale-New Haven Trauma Center. Her condition is currently not known.

Schick officials are working with an the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate how the accident occurred.