Netcare paramedic Adrian King who responded to a call about a old woman who had succumed to the heat when her car broke down on the highway. Thanks to him she has made a full recovery. Picture: Shayne Robinson

Durban - A worker was killed in an accident at a KwaZulu-Natal factory on Thursday, said emergency workers.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said the Zimbabwean man was working with a pressure-applying device which flattens shapes when the machine malfunctioned, injuring him.

He died before paramedics arrived, said Botha. - Sapa