Worker loses leg to grinder

A FARMWORKER'S leg had to be amputated yesterday after he fell into a grinder in Trichardt, Mpumalanga.

A FARMWORKER'S leg had to be amputated yesterday after he fell into a grinder in Trichardt, Mpumalanga.

The man was working on the farm grinder when he slipped and both his legs were trapped inside the machine, said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

On their arrival at the scene, paramedics gave the man pain medication, while his colleagues tried to free his legs.

After being removed from the machine, the man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where his left leg was amputated.

His right leg will be treated. - Sapa

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