Factory worker critical after falling into chemical storage tank
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.