Technician’s hands caught in forklift

2013-12-04 00:00

A FORKLIFT technician was transported to Hillcrest Private Hospital after his hands got caught in the mechanics of a forklift he was operating at Waterfall yesterday.

Christo Venter of ER24 said the paramedics and Gillitts fire department received the emergency call just after 3 pm to come to the man’s aid.

“They found the man trapped underneath the machine and fortunately managed to free one of his hands and the other a while later,” said Venter.

Paramedics had to use advanced life support measures to manage the 47-year-old man’s pain before he was taken to hospital for medical care.

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