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Man dies after falling through roof

2012-07-12 17:30

Johannesburg - A man died on Wednesday after plunging through the roof of a factory in Benoni on the East Rand, said paramedics.

The man fell 6m, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

"[We assume] the worker had been moving on the roof when he stepped on a weakened part of the structure. He fell through and [hit] the concrete floor below."

Paramedics found him lying in a pool of blood.

"He had suffered critical injuries and died as a result of these."

Police are investigating.

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Comments
  • Matthew.and.Denise - 2012-07-12 21:20

    What happened to standard health and safety requirements?

  • Koos - 2012-07-13 07:07

    Sky hook failed. Was it an abandoned factory?

  • allen.bullard.9 - 2012-07-13 08:16

    Old asbestos roof no doubt.

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