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Six hurt in factory explosion

2011-11-07 09:01

Johannesburg - Six factory workers were injured in explosion at a factory in Springs, on the East Rand, on Sunday evening, paramedics said.

"Common cause information indicates that a pressurised container exploded near where the men were working, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

"The explosion sent a fragment of the container flying through the air, striking one of the workers in the face."

Paramedics arrived to find the man in a critical condition.

He sustained severe facial trauma, inhalation burns and second degree burns to his back, said Wicks.

His co-workers sustained minor burn wounds, he said.

They were all were stabilised at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.