Cosatu wants probe into collapse at PE harbour

2014-03-14 12:10
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Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Trade Unions on Friday called for a probe into the collapse of the floor at a fishing company in Port Elizabeth harbour.

The labour department should investigate the cause of the collapse and compel the employer to make the building safer before work resumes, Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said in a statement.

"While relieved that there were no serious injuries or fatalities, Cosatu is concerned at what could have been an even more serious incident," he said.

Eighty-eight employees were injured when the top floor of Eyethu Fishing collapsed on Thursday at about 20:00, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said at the time.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said: "Netcare 911 and the provincial services arrived at the scene and after triaging found four people with critical injuries, 25 with serious injuries, and 59 who sustained minor injuries."

The injured were stabilised on the scene and then transported to various hospitals for medical assistance.

"Details about the cause of the collapse are still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation," said Botha.

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