Man critical after losing arm in factory accident

2017-02-04 10:17
(File, ER24)

(File, ER24)

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Pretoria - A 47-year-old man is in a critical condition after his arm got trapped in an industrial machine in Garankuwa, north of Pretoria on Friday, paramedics say.

"Shortly before 11:00, paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found the man already removed from the machinery," ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

"They found that he had sustained a traumatic amputation of his arm and immediately started to stabilise him."

It is understood that the man was removed from the machine by his co-workers prior to paramedics’ arrival on scene, Vermaak added.

He was rushed to Mediclinic Legae for further medical treatment.

The exact cause for the incident is not yet known. However, it is understood that he attempted to clean a machine when the incident occurred.

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