An employee at Amalfi Pizza was hospitalized Monday with a mangled hand and severed fingers after his hand was caught in a food preparation machine, reported Glen Cove EMS chief Matt Venturino.
An ambulance was dispatched to the restaurant at 197 Forest Ave. in the Stop & Shop shopping center at 6:12 p.m.
Venturino described the injured employee as a male in his twenties. The man suffered "major trauma" to his right hand as well as severed fingers, Venturino said. He had freed his hand before the EMS crew arrived.
The patient was stabilized before being transported to Winthrop University Hospital's trauma center, which specializes in amputations.