Worker falls into vat of 720C molten aluminum at Swiss factory but survives after managing to fight pain and survive

  • A worker miraculously survived after falling into a vat of molten aluminum
  • The 25-year-old electrician fell into a furnace filled with molten metal at 720C
  • He was working at the factory in St. Gallen, in northeastern Switzerland, on Wednesday
  • The man was treated at the scene and then airlifted to hospital with severe burns
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A worker miraculously survived after falling into a vat of molten aluminum at a factory, but managed to get to safety.

The 25-year-old electrician fell into a furnace filled with molten aluminum at 720C (1328F) while working at the plant in St. Gallen, north-eastern Switzerland.

The young man was plunged into the molten metal up to his knees but managed to brave the pain and extricate himself from the furnace.

25-Year-Old Electrician Survived Falling Into This Furnace In Switzerland Filled With Molten 720C Aluminum

The accident happened in St. Gallen, in northeastern Switzerland.  City police said they are investigating how it happened

The accident happened in St. Gallen, in northeastern Switzerland. City police said they are investigating how it happened

He was working with a colleague on the furnace containing the aluminum on Wednesday evening.

The man fell through a circular opening at the top of the furnace.

Two Swiss doctors and emergency paramedics attended to him at the factory.

He was then airlifted to hospital with severe burns.

The municipal police of St. Gallen are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

This is not the first time an accident has occurred in a factory.

Earlier this year, a packaging company pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after a grandfather picked up his own severed hand after it was severed in an industrial accident – and carried her for the doctors to save her.

Christopher Wright, 59, had the limb wrapped in a bag to take to hospital with him, where he was reattached during an 11-hour operation.

Christopher Wright, 59 (pictured with wife Elaine) lost his hand in an accident at work when he was pulled into a machine he was using and his employer has now been fined £115,000

Christopher Wright, 59 (pictured with wife Elaine) lost his hand in an accident at work when he was pulled into a machine he was using and his employer has now been fined £115,000

Mr Wright was taken to hospital where his hand was reattached during an 11-hour operation

Mr Wright was taken to hospital where his hand was reattached during an 11-hour operation

His abhorrence of the hand was revealed as his employers were fined £115,000 after being found guilty of breaching health and safety laws.

Despite having his hand tied, Christopher has suffered all his life – and struggles to cuddle his granddaughter.

Engineer Christopher was working in a packaging plant when his hand was pulled inside a machine.

Christopher was working for Riftward Limited, trading as Playford Packaging, in Wrexham when the accident happened two years ago.

In the same year, a young woman suffered permanent injuries after her right arm was dragged through a rolling machine at a salt factory.

Courtney Herbert, 18, suffered excruciating pain after her arm was caught in machinery at the Pacific Salt factory in Whyalla, South Australia on April 17, 2020.

Courtney Herbert was left in excruciating pain after her arm was caught in machinery

Courtney Herbert was left in excruciating pain after her arm was caught in machinery

The incident happened over two years ago, but she still has regular bouts of pain from the incident.

The incident happened over two years ago, but she still has regular bouts of pain from the incident.

Ms Herbert was taken to hospital for surgery and suffered tendon damage.

Pacific Salt, which is the producer of famous Olsson’s salt, was taken to South Australia’s Employment Tribunal over the incident and pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law at work.

She was brushing excess salt off a treadmill when her shirt got caught, dragging her arm into the roller.

Court documents revealed the desperate measures Ms Herbert’s colleagues resorted to, with one grabbing a nearby key to release the tension on the roller so she could pull her arm away.

Another worker frantically turned off the machine to keep the treadmill from crushing her arm.

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