Bethlehem man dies in tractor accident

2018-11-23 10:31
ER24 emergency vehicle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

ER24 emergency vehicle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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A man died in a tractor incident on a farm in Bethlehem on Thursday afternoon.

According to ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen, ER24 paramedics stopped on the R56, roughly 8km from Bethlehem, were they were met by a farmer and two workers who transported the patient on the back of a bakkie.

"Upon further assessment, paramedics found that the patient was in a critical condition and advanced life support interventions were initiated," Van Huyssteen said.

"ER24 transported the patient to hospital but shortly after they arrived at the hospital, the patient succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead."

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, Van Huyssteen said.

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