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Man hurt in window-cleaning accident

2013-03-02 18:12

Johannesburg - A man was badly burnt and critically injured when he apparently received a shock while cleaning windows in Kramerville, Sandton, paramedics said on Saturday.

"...It was said that the man was cleaning windows on the outside of the building when he somehow came into contact with electrical wires overhead and he was [shocked] and as a result his body badly burnt," ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

She said safety officials at the company would conduct the necessary investigations to discover the exact cause.

The man, in his 30s, was extensively burnt in the accident on Friday.

He was airlifted to Milpark Hospital's specialised burns unit.

Comments
  • Tshireletso Molobi - 2013-03-02 18:43

    This is bad

  • kenneth.fisher.750 - 2013-03-02 19:41

    It's very sad and also sad that most of the lowest paid jobs carry the highest risk of personal injury.

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2013-03-02 19:54

    So sorry man.

  • Wike Mood - 2013-03-02 20:40

    i saw right through this headline.

      Suzanne Viljoen - 2013-03-02 22:05

      Through the clean window?

      Wike Mood - 2013-03-02 22:26

      the part he had already done yes

      Suzanne Viljoen - 2013-03-02 23:46

      Brightspark!

  • Kebear - 2013-03-06 15:16

    We are right across from where this happened. This was nothing to joke about! He was seriously burned and very sore. I hope he is recovering and that his body and skin heal quickly! I think its disgusting that some of you can joke around when someones fighting for their life probably will never have the same life they did. You should be ashamed of yourselves!

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