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North Coast worker rushed to a Durban hospital after losing a limb in an industrial accident

The worker was airlifted to a Durban hospital for specialised treatment after part of the worker’s leg was amputated in an industrial accident in Shakaskraal on the KZN North Coast.

The leg of a worker was partially amputated in an industrial accident in Shakaskraal on the KZN North Coast. Picture: IPSS Medical Rescue.

Published Apr 7, 2022


Durban - A serious industrial accident resulted in a worker’s leg being partially amputated in Shakaskraal on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast on Thursday.

IPSS Medical Rescue responded to the incident.

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IPSS spokesperson Dylan Meyrick said that when advanced life support paramedics arrived on the scene, they found that the worker had sustained a traumatic partial amputation of a leg.

“The patient was stabilised on scene by IPSS Medical advanced life support, and the decision was made to activate AMS to airlift the patient to a specialised hospital in Durban for further care,” he said.

Earlier this year, The Mercury’s sister publication, the Daily News, reported that a man was killed in a freak accident when the loading platform of a trailer fell on him in a workplace accident at Albert Falls, north of Pietermaritzburg.

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Paramedics found the 50-year-old man in a critical condition. Despite lengthy resuscitation efforts by paramedics, the man died at the scene.


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