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Factory worker critical after falling into chemical storage tank

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Factory worker critical

Gauteng: At 12H18 Tuesday afternoon, Netcare 911 responded to the case of a burn at a chemical manufacturing plant in Benoni on the East Rand.

Reports allege that a worker slipped and fell into a Nitrogen storage tank.

Co-workers who witnessed the man fall pulled him to safety.

When paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the patient, a 27-year-old male in critical condition with 40% chemical burns from the waist down.

Advanced life support intervention was immediately initiated by emergency care practitioners in an attempt to stabilise him.

Due to the time-sensitive nature of the man’s injuries, a Netcare 911 helicopter air ambulance was activated to airlift the patient to a specialist medical facility for further treatment.