Man critical after both legs trapped inside factory machine

A 29-year-old man was left critically injured after both his legs were trapped inside a large factory machine in Krugersdorp, west of Gauteng on Thursday morning.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics and workers of the factory cut the machinery apart using a plasma cutter.

Meiring said after he was freed, the worker was provided with advanced life support.

He sustained serious injuries to both his lower legs and was transported to a nearby hospital.