Security guard seriously injured after large metal door fell on him

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A security guard was seriously injured after a large metal door fell on him in Meyerton on Saturday.

THE SECURITY OFFICER SUFFERED A MAJOR LACERATION ON THE ARM

According to ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell, paramedics arrived at the scene at 12:30 p.m.

“A 48-year-old security guard suffered serious injuries after a large metal door fell on him at industrial premises in Highbury, Meyerton, earlier on Saturday.

“ER24 paramedics were on the scene at 12.30pm along with the Midvaal Fire Service and another private medical service.”

Ross Campbell

Campbell said the security guard was found lying on the ground next to the door after being pulled out from under it by other workers.

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HE WAS TAKEN OUT FROM BELOW BY OTHER WORKERS

“The security guard had suffered a severe laceration on his arm and was in critical condition.”

He further said the security guard was treated with advanced life support procedures to stabilize him while a private medical helicopter landed nearby to transfer him to a private hospital in Alberton.

IN ANOTHER ACCIDENT – EIGHT WERE INJURED

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown to ER24.

Meanwhile, eight adults were injured when two taxis and a light motor vehicle collided at the R554 and Kliprivier intersection in Liefde En Vrede on Friday.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived at the scene at 3:41 p.m.

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Eight people were injured. Photo: ER24

“ER24 and other services arrived at 3:41 p.m. to find a taxi in the middle of the road while the other was on the opposite side. The light motor vehicle was a short distance away on the side of the road. Several adults were seen walking around.

Russell Meiring

Meiring said paramedics assessed the patients and found eight adults had minor to moderate injuries.

HAPPILY NO SERIOUS OR DEATH INJURIES WERE FOUND

“Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were reported. The patients were treated and then transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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