Gauteng: At 16H59 Monday afternoon Netcare 911 responded to reports of an industrial incident in Spartan, Kempton Park.

Reports from the scene indicate that a truck tyre had exploded while being filled with air.

Medics assessed an adult male factory worker who had sustained serious injuries when the truck tyre he was inflating exploded near his face.

He was treated on scene by a Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioner who managed to stabilise him.

Due to the nature of his injuries the Netcare 7 helicopter ambulance was activated to airlift the patient to a specialist facility for the care he required.

Shawn Herbst
Media Liaison Officer
Netcare Limited
Netcare 911