Man loses hands in 'freak accident'

2010-08-12 20:22

Cape Town – A Cape Town paper factory worker has lost both of his hands after being involved in a freak accident while working, paramedics said on Thursday.

The accident happened at about midday at a factory in Beaconvale in the Parow industrial area, Netcare 911 spokesperson Lauren Copley told News24.

β€œHe was allegedly working with paper when an industrial guillotine came down suddenly,” said Copley.

"He lost both of his hands, and paramedics were called to assist."

He was later transported to Vincent Pallotti Hospital where vascular surgeons would attempt to re-attach his hands.