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Worker in hospital with burns
10 Nov 2011
Witness Reporter

A WORKER at a chemical plant was admitted to Medi-Clinic’s emergency centre in Pietermaritzburg with chemical burns yesterday afternoon.
It is not clear how Mbongiseni Zulu, an employee at Dystar ­Boehme Africa in Willowton, came into contact with the chemicals.
Dystar manufactures dye for fabrics and leather.
Zulu told paramedics he was mixing two chemicals when a reaction occurred. The chemicals fizzed and splashed on to his body. He suffered severe burns to his right foot, arm and chest.
The night supervisor, a Mr Zuma, said he could not comment and that only the management was authorised to do so.
Medi-Clinic spokesperson Reshnee Beekrum said Zulu was still at the emergency centre yesterday evening.



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