Man gets his hands back

2010-08-13 11:18
Cape Town – Surgeons have been able to reattach both hands of the Cape Town man who was involved in a "freak accident" when he had them sliced off on Thursday.

The man, who works at a Beaconvale paper factory in the Parow industrial area, had both his hands amputated when an industrial guillotine suddenly went down as he was working.

He was stabilised by Netcare911 paramedics before being taken to Vincent Pallotti Hospital where surgeons operated on him.

"He is stable and resting. Doctors were able to perform a good profusion, and it looks promising thus far," Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital spokesperson Susan Scholtz told News24 on Friday.

A good indication on whether he would regain the full use of his hands would come in the next four to five days, said Scholtz.

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