FS man run over by planting machine

2013-01-07 14:32

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A Free State man was seriously injured when he was run over by a planting machine on a farm along the R64 between Dealesville and Hertzogville, paramedics said on Monday.

The man was sitting on the back of the machine on Monday morning when he slipped and fell where after one of the stabilising wheels ran over him, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

"The colleagues realising that they needed to get the man attended to as quickly as possible loaded him onto the back of a bakkie and drove him to the side of the field which would be more accessible to the paramedics."

When paramedics arrived they assessed the man and found he had sustained internal injuries and had broken his hips.

He was stabilised and airlifted to the Pelonomi hospital in Bloemfontein where he remained in a serious condition, Jackson said.

Read more on:    bloemfontein  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Millions of plastic particles in our food!

Scientists and researchers believe that almost five million tons of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year and it’s affecting our food.



Plastic on your plate
Prince George the green prince?
Lean, green, drifiting machine
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Trying to keep time for your social commitments and friendships as well as taking care of work and health obligations can be a...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.