Kempton Park blast leaves 6 seriously hurt

2013-04-10 09:50

Johannesburg - An explosion at a factory in Spartan, Kempton Park, left at least six people injured on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911’s Santi Steinman said when paramedics arrived at the factory they found six people with critical injuries.

“The Netcare1 helicopter was activated to airlift one of the critically injured people to a nearby Netcare facility,” said Steinman.

 The other five critically injured people were transported to nearby facilities.

A man who works opposite the factory building told Eyewitness News that he saw an explosion and “when we went to the scene, it was just bad”.

“There was lots of smoke and the building had collapsed. People were burning,” the witness said.

It was unclear what caused the blast.

  • Hemlock - 2013-04-10 09:53

    Too many explosions happening. Food for thought ? Speedy recovery to all who were injured.

      Squeegee Pilot - 2013-04-10 10:01

      Safety standards slipping perhaps?

  • Claire Ranwell - 2013-04-10 09:56

    This is just down the road from me...... :-O I heard the bang

  • Rudzani Mulaudzi Mulaudzi - 2013-04-10 10:04

    This is one of my biggest fear of running manufacturing company, without taking necessary precautions u will be back to squire one. Giving ur staff safety lessons now and then its important. we hope they will recover and people get their job back.

  • thomas.rikhotso.7 - 2013-04-10 10:16

    I wonder which factory is this. Bt as long as people are still alive,we nothing to say,bt to thank God is a must.

      Thomas Freeman - 2013-04-10 10:43

      Why God, he had nothing to do with this?

  • Johan van Heerden - 2013-04-10 10:20

    Type of factory?

  • gillian.louw2 - 2013-04-10 10:22

    Saw the smoke from my office - glad no one was killed, wishing those injured a speedy recovery

      Arisha Singh - 2013-04-10 10:27

      what factory was it?

      Arisha Singh - 2013-04-10 10:27

      what factory was it?

      gillian.louw2 - 2013-04-10 11:05

      It was Oricol Environmental Services

  • Carol Ann Smit - 2013-04-10 10:34

    Pray for the injured please it is near us!

  • Oscar Lekoane - 2013-04-10 10:45

    Come on @News24,details please,shoddy reporting leaving one guessing.Speedy recovery to the injured.

  • Thomas Trevor - 2013-04-10 11:05

    I wish them a speed recovery is near my work

  • Michelle Mills - 2013-04-10 11:07

    According to ewn it was the Oricol environmental factory

  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-04-10 13:33

    on Monday it was a scrapyard owner in the same area who died from xplosion,today six ppl were injured in the blast

  • Puleng Mabuya - 2013-04-10 21:33

    the workers frm the next factory rushed there with fire extinguisher n helped you are heros. ppl frm daveyton dat is how you help a person u don't take out a cellphone then act like u care.

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