The family of 21-year-old Andreas, who suffered amputation of three fingers from an explosion, appeals for support, after the surgeries that need to be submitted for his recovery and the restoration of his wound. Andreas, who lives in Paphos, was injured on Wednesday in part of his right palm and suffered amputation of three fingers during a work accident.
According to the Police, the health condition of the 21-year-old, who is being treated in a private clinic in Limassol, is characterized as serious, but out of danger.
The accident happened at a refrigerator sales and repair shop located in Paphos. Immediately after the information, members of the Paphos Central Police Station went to the place, where they found that in the underground laboratory of the said company, an explosion was caused during the process of transfusing oxygen gas from a large cylinder to less than the 21-year-old employee.
The 21-year-old employee was seriously injured in the right hand after the explosion and was transported by his employer to the Paphos General Hospital for treatment. The scene was immediately cordoned off and the Labor Inspection Office and the Paphos Electromechanical Service were informed about an on-site scene examination.
Afterwards, the Assistant Manager of TAE Paphos and the Inspector of the Labor Office and the Electromechanical Service went to the place and the on-site examination revealed that the explosion was caused by overpressure in the gas cylinders. At the time of the explosion, only the employee in charge of transfusing the gas was present at the scene.
After receiving first aid at Paphos Hospital, he was then transferred to the Clinical Health in Limassol for further treatment.
According to the treating doctor Alkis Alkiviadis – Microsurgeon, the procedure started with very good cleaning of the wound and then will follow the process of restoring the palm and gluing the three toes transferring from the foot. He also said that due to the explosion, there were problems with the young man's hearing, however he expressed his satisfaction for the restoration of his health.
According to the relatives of the 21-year-old, his Greek Cypriot mother and his father from Lebanon, who live in Paphos, the recovery of their son is time consuming and expensive and will be followed by surgeries.
Meanwhile, friends of the 21-year-old have posted placards in a building opposite the clinic where the 21-year-old is being treated, in which slogans of support are written, such as “Hold on, brother, we are by your side” in an attempt to see them gain strength.