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10 November 2011

Man sustains chemical burns in Pietermaritzburg

ER24 paramedics responded to a factory in Willowton this afternoon after a man sustained chemical burns.

The cause of the incident is unknown, but the man later told paramedics that he was mixing two chemicals when a reaction occurred. The man told paramedics that the chemicals started to fizz before spewing onto his body.

The 31 year old man sustained severe burns to his right arm and foot as well as his chest and was in severe pain. Paramedics treated the man at the scene before transporting him to Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg for further medical care.

Andre Visser, ER24

- ER24