Sandton City ceiling collapse statement

By Drum Digital
09 June 2015

On June 3, part of the ceiling at the Sandton City centre in Johannesburg collapsed and injured one customer.

On June 3, part of the ceiling at the Sandton City centre in Johannesburg collapsed and injured one customer.

After the incident occurred, the customer reportedly sustained a deep cut and a possible fractured ankle, according to EWN.

The area was also closed off for the rest of the day after the collapse.

Now the area is back to business and usual.

The general manager of Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square released a statement on the Sandton City shopping centre Facebook page and says results from an investigation of the ceiling collapse will be released at a later stage.

The statement reads as follows:

Sandton City would like to assure the public that the customer injured when some ceiling boards collapsed at the centre on Wednesday, 3 June has been receiving the best medical care. A member of Sandton City Centre Management has visited the customer in hospital and is in daily contact with her family. Sandton City Centre Management will continue to offer support to the customer and her family.

Engineers certified that the area was safe for use by the public and the walkway was reopened on Thursday, 4 June. Further investigations are still underway, the results of which will be released in due course.

This incident is receiving our full and urgent attention as our customers’ wellbeing is always of the utmost importance to us.

Julie Hillary

General Manager: Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square

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