Firefighters rescue man stuck in printing press
The Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched “to extricate an employee whose left arm became wedged in between two press rollers"
By Tara O'Neill
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — An employee at the Post Publishing Company had to be extricated by firefighters after his arm got stuck in a machine Friday evening, fire officials said.
The Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched to 600 State St. shortly after 5 p.m. "to extricate an employee whose left arm became wedged in between two press rollers," said Deputy Chief Lance Edwards.
Firefighters had to shut down power to the machine so crews could remove one of the rollers, Edwards said. Then, the fire personnel used hand tools to remove the male employee's arm from the machine.
The victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the accident and sent a representative to the scene to conduct an investigation, Edwards said.
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