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A female employee seriously injured after she became entangled and entrapped in a machine while working at Schick Manufacturing Inc., inside the Edgewell Personal Care facility in Milford

Employee seriously hurt in Schick factory accident in Milford

By Alex Ceneviva, Staff and Noelle Gardner Published: May 25, 2017, 10:15 am Updated: May 25, 2017, 6:29 pm

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.


Milford Firefighters Worked For 17 Minutes To Free Trapped Schick Employee From Machine: UPDATE 

The woman, who is an employee, was rushed to the hospital after her arm got caught in a machine. Several workers rushed to her aid.

By Brian McCready (Patch National Staff) - May 25, 2017 1:41 pm ET

MILFORD, CT — A female Shick Manufacturing Inc. employee was seriously injured Thursday morning after her right hand became entrapped in machinery at the 10 Leighton Road facility in Milford, said Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi.

Fire dispatch received the 911 call at 9:23 a.m. reporting the incident. Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and found the employee's right hand entangled in the manufacturing equipment, Fabrizi said. Milford Fire Paramedics applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding while also providing an advanced level of patient care.

"Firefighters worked diligently for 17 minutes and managed to free the employees hand from the machine," Fabrizi said.

The patient was then transported to Yale New Haven Trauma Center by Milford Fire Medic 1. Her condition is currently unknown at press time.

Schick officials are working with an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) representative to investigate the incident, Fabrizi said.

Original story:

MILFORD, CT — A woman suffered serious injuries at the Schick Manufacturing Inc. factory in Milford Thursday morning after she became "entangled and entrapped" in a machine while working, WTNH News 8 reports.

Fire officials are on scene and say a tourniquet was applied and there was severe bleeding. The victim was taken to an area hospital. The facility is located at 10 Leighton Road.

The accident occurred at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, according to NBC Connecticut. The victim is in serious condition after her hand got caught in a machine at Schick, NBC adds. Several employees rushed to the woman's aid.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. NBC Connecticut says the victim was "conscious and alert" at the scene.


Woman hurt at Milford Schick factory after getting tangled in machine
Officials respond to an accident at Schick in Milford on Thursday. Jessica Lerner — New Haven Register

By Jessica Lerner,, @jesslerner on Twitter

Posted: 05/25/17
Officials respond to an accident at Schick in Milford on Thursday. Jessica Lerner — New Haven Register

MILFORD, CT-   A female employee of Schick Manufacturing. suffered serious injuries Thursday after her right hand became entangled in a piece of machinery, officials said.

The accident happened at approximately 9:15 a.m. while the employee was doing “standard manufacturing work,” said Jeff Wilson, a product manager.

Emergency crews from Milford and Stratford were dispatched to the Edgewell Personal Care facility at 10 Leighton Road after receiving a 911 call, Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi said.

Schick employees attempted to stabilize the incident by turning the power off and began disassembling the machine to help disentangle the employee. Wilson said their first priority was their colleague’s safety.

Paramedics performed advanced lifesaving support to the employee, and a tourniquet was applied to attempt to control the heavy bleeding, Fabrizi said.

Firefighters then began the extrication process of disentangling the employee’s hand from the machine, which took about 17 minutes from their arrival on the scene.

Fabrizi said there is a very small window for this type of extrication, and they always attempt to get the patient to a trauma center within an hour.

The woman was conscious and alert but obviously distressed during the extrication, officials said. She was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment, Fabrizi said. The severity of her injuries are unknown at this time.

“Right now, we’re very early in the investigation and we’re not sure what particularly happened. We were more concerned with the patient’s wellbeing,” Fabrizi said. The area where the accident occurred has been shut down and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it has a compliance officer on the scene investigating the accident.

Fabrizi described this as “standard,” explaining that any type of industrial accident leads to an OSHA investigation.