Employee seriously hurt in Schick factory accident in Milford

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MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A woman is in serious condition after an accident at the Schick factory in Milford on Thursday morning.

The Milford Fire Department’s Chief Battalion tells News 8 that they received a 911 call at around 9:23 a.m. after a female employee became entangled and entrapped in a machine while working at Schick Manufacturing Inc., inside the Edgewell Personal Care facility at 10 Leighton Road. The factory quickly turned off the power to the manufacturing machine and worked to dissemble it while firefighters responded.

Fire officials say extrication and advanced life support was needed as the woman’s right hand became trapped in the device. They added that a tourniquet was also applied as there was extreme bleeding.

A production manager says that incident happened around 9:15 a.m. and that it was security who called 911.  The Chief Battalion says it took approximately 17 minutes to disentangle the woman and she was taken to the Yale-New Haven Hospital at around 9:46 a.m.

The woman has not been identified at this time and remains in serious condition. Fire officials say she was conscious and alert during the incident but obviously in distress.

The manufacturing area has been shut down and the company is working to get counselors for the employees who witnessed the accident. The incident remains under investigation and OSHA will also respond for their own investigation.

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