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18 October 2011

Man recovering after harvester accident

MOSSEL BAY NEWS - A man is recovering in the Life Bay View Hospital in Mossel Bay from severe injuries sustained in a harvester accident on a canola farm near Slangrivier.

The accident happened early this morning when the man's right foot somehow became entrapped in a piece of machinery.

According to witnesses, the 30-year-old worker was harvesting canola when his foot became entangled in a rotating mechanism of the harvester. He was able to pull his foot free, but has sustained serious injuries to his right foot as a result.

Paramedics from ER24 treated the man on the scene before transporting him to the Life Bay View hospital in Mossel Bay for further medical treatment.

- Mossel Bay Advertiser