RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Fire crews attempted to save a man’s hand on Friday morning after he was trapped in a machine on the job.
A fire captain on scene told 8News the worker had his hand trapped in a press machine at Custom Packaging on 1003 Commerce Road.
Richmond Fire crews responded around 7:47 a.m. and the man was conscious and breathing.
There was a possibility of amputation to remove the patient but in the end, it was not necessary.
Crews were able to cut the machine open and get the man’s arm free with the assistance of Henrico County Division of Fire’s Technical Rescue Team.
There was concern that the worker would lose his arm. Fire crews ramped up their response and it took them an hour and 45 minutes to finish the job.
The man has been taken to MCV to receive treatment and evaluate the extent of the injuries.