A man is in a critical condition after a shelf full of metal pipes fell onto him at a factory in Aloefield Crescent, Springfield Park, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, at around 12:00 on Tuesday.
Rescue Care Paramedics and other private ambulance services officials arrived on the scene to find a man, believed to be in his 30s, entrapped under several metal pipes.
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Rescue Care advanced life support paramedics worked to stabilise the man while the Netcare 911 rescue unit, Life Response 24/7 and the Durban Fire Department worked to free the man from the debris.
Once freed, a Netcare 911 medical helicopter was called to airlift him to a nearby hospital for the further care he required.
The events leading up to the incident are unknown.
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