NY woman’s arm severed in manufacturing accident

A New York woman’s arm was  amputated last Friday afternoon in a manufacturing accident at her job at Brand Packaging Group Inc..  The Long Island Press reported that the accident occurred around 2:30 PM at the Brand Packing Group Inc. plant on Price Parkway.

37-year-old Beatriz Blas of Wyandanch was working on a packing machine at the plant when her arm became stuck in the machine.  One of Blas’ coworkers ran to help her when he heard her screams and was able to free her from the machine.  Blas was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center by emergency care officials.  Later, medical authorities had Blas transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center where doctors are trying to reattach her arm.