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[HEIDELBERG] Man seriously injured in a farming incident

A man, believed to be 34-years-old, sustained serious injuries after his hand got caught in a baler on a farm in Heidelberg, Gauteng this afternoon.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 12H30, they were led to where the patient was. Paramedics had to free the man from the baler. After he was freed, it was found that he sustained serious injuries to his arm.

ER24, as well as another medical service at the scene, treated and stabilised the man at the scene. He was then airlifted to hospital by medical helicopter for further medical care.

The exact circumstances are not known to our paramedics.