A work accident occurred today in an electrical appliance repair shop in Paphos, resulting in the serious injury of a 21-year-old.
According to the Police, under conditions that are being investigated during the process of transfusing oxygen gas from a large cylinder to a second smaller one, an explosion occurred in the cylinders resulting in the young worker being seriously injured in the hand.
The 21-year-old was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Paphos General Hospital where, according to the doctor on duty, he suffered amputation of his fingers in his right hand.
The 21-year-old was then taken to a private clinic in Limassol where he was held for treatment.
Members of the Paphos Police Department, officials of the Labor Inspection Office and the Electromechanical Services visited the scene.
Preliminary examinations at the scene show that the explosion was caused by overpressure on the cylinders.
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