Worker in hospital with burns

2011-11-10 00:00

A WORKER at a chemical plant was admitted to Medi-Clinic’s emergency centre in Pietermaritzburg with chemical burns yesterday afternoon.

It is not clear how Mbongiseni Zulu, an employee at Dystar ­Boehme Africa in Willowton, came into contact with the chemicals.

Dystar manufactures dye for fabrics and leather.

Zulu told paramedics he was mixing two chemicals when a reaction occurred. The chemicals fizzed and splashed on to his body. He suffered severe burns to his right foot, arm and chest.

The night supervisor, a Mr Zuma, said he could not comment and that only the management was authorised to do so.

Medi-Clinic spokesperson Reshnee Beekrum said Zulu was still at the emergency centre yesterday evening.

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