Blast at wax factory in Alberton

2011-08-19 15:08

Johannesburg - Five men have been injured in an explosion at a wax factory in Alberton, paramedics said on Friday.

One man was seriously injured in the blast on Thursday, said Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

He sustained burns to his torso, limbs and face and was treated at the Netcare Union Hospital.

The other four suffered minor injuries, Wicks said.

  • jjacgilbert - 2011-08-19 15:15

    Prevetion is better than cure. Somewhere negligence I guess.

  • THE.SRG - 2011-08-19 15:15

    They got a lesson from Mr.Miagi...wax on,wax off

      Fedup - 2011-08-19 15:20

      Your sick man

      jjacgilbert - 2011-08-19 15:36

      What is wrong with you people? Remember the 2 planes that crashed into the mountain near Tzaneen. Did you notice all the condolences? Why do you post this trash, what if one of your family members were killed in this accident. It is not the black people that make the world bad. It is people like you who are to be blamed. Damn you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-19 16:07

      ag come on...its a condolences to Madame Tussauds cause these wax sculptures are gonna be allot more life like than theirs

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-08-19 15:32

    house of wax 2 -- Alberton

      Tinkie - 2011-08-19 16:05

      Wicks reporting on the wax explosion. Any candles there? Hahaha. Sorry, couldn't resist. Makes me think of Madam Tussauds. Yes, this is a serious matter and people were injured. My toughts are with them and their families. The only way to stay sane sometimes in this tragic world is to see the funnier side of things.

  • geefats - 2011-08-19 15:36

    How childish are the comments....seriously. @Njamme - Clearly your life philosophy is "I want, Give me, I am entitled to". You wont get very far with a philosophy like that. @Ek_Ruik_Rot - Dude, try and keep your anger in context to the subject. do you get a relationship between Wax explosion and racism?

  • Nedkelly - 2011-08-19 15:40

    Jeez people - those men who were injured are somebody's father, brother, son, husband - have a heart - can you imagine how painful that must have been. My best wishes to them all for a speedy recovery.

  • kazlynn - 2011-08-19 15:44

    @Njamme, you have some real bad issues that you need to deal with. get over yourself.

  • Leigh Smith - 2011-08-19 16:18

    Mr Wicks... he he he But on a serious note, hope everyone (including the business) recovers quickly

  • Ken J May - 2011-08-19 16:22

    My wife gave me a BJ last night and it also blew the wax out of my ears!..Nobody was hurt!

  • BigMoose - 2011-08-19 17:57

    No joke being burnt in an explosion.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-19 19:31

      tell that to Winnie

  • Gobsmacked - 2011-08-20 11:28

    Wow, this article doesn't say much, does it? How did the blast happen? Do they expect fowl play? Was it an accident? Since the guy has been treated, is he now stable, in intensive or has he gone home and is now fine? Leaves you with more questions than answers. Well, I hope they are all alright, and that they give us more info next time round.

  • MothMan - 2011-08-30 10:25

    The best cure for wax in the ears, BJ's..

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