A worker suffered a gruesome arm injury at a Long Island food company.
It happened on Friday, Nov. 8 just before 1 p.m. in Hicksville.
According to detectives, a 28-year-old male worker was operating a piece of machinery at the US Food Corp, located at 190 Lauman Lane, when his right arm became lodged in the machine, severing his arm below his elbow.
The victim then ran next door to Energy Mechanical Corp located at 194 Lauman Lane for help.
Workers there immediately assisted the victim by using a belt as a tourniquet that controlled much bleeding, according to police.
Nassau County Police, along with a Nassau County Police Medic, arrived and observed the victim on the ground and applied a new tourniquet in place of the belt to control bleeding.
The victim was transported to a local hospital in a Nassau County Police Ambulance for further treatment.
The victim was conscious and alert.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded and will continue further with the investigation.
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