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Men killed by falling gates

2012-07-14 12:05

Johannesburg - Two people were killed and one was injured by falling metal gates on Friday, said paramedics.

A security guard died when he was crushed by a falling gate at a factory in the Phoenix Industrial Park in Durban on Friday night, said Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

He was apparently opening the 300kg sliding gate when it left its track and fell on him. He was declared dead at the scene.

On Friday morning, a 32-year-old man was crushed to death when he was caught between an electric gate and a wall on a plot in Benoni, on the East Rand, said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

His family called paramedics at 05:15. They tried to save his life, but he died on the scene, she said.

A 57-year-old man was seriously injured when the 300kg gate he was standing next to fell off its rails and on top of him on Friday afternoon, said ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser.

"The man had sustained a serious injury to his left leg as well as suspected back and neck injuries," he said.

He was treated at the scene and placed on spinal immobilisation equipment before being taken to hospital.

Comments
  • charlie.tshangana - 2012-07-14 12:43

    And who said friday the 13th doesn't brng any badluck,jst read everything tht happnd yesterdae.condolences to the families n speedy recovery to injured man.

  • fidelis.oviahon - 2012-07-14 12:43

    if you country was not so rife with crime, why would u need such gates with instant death penalty, i mean just come to think of it.

  • tshepo.batista - 2012-07-14 12:57

    2 man wre killed nd 1 injured during the 300kg gate falls that massive weight,thts the factry they should put electric gate i feel lyk it was the factry intension couse they knw kilograms of their gates. may ur soul rest in peace Security Guards nd other 1 be better nd sue that factry

      johan.wolfaardt.92 - 2012-07-14 15:13

      a***hole !!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-07-14 23:25

      Working or playing with motorized gates and moving them is a normal occupational hazard. Can't see what all the fuss is about. I have a double way gate 12 meters wide and 4 meters high. Works with a remote and have had no hassles for the last 10 years. Just need common sense to work and maintain it.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-07-14 15:00

    Why they don't do maintenance and replace the rusty parts? Serious.Sue the owner.

      keith.roberts.98434 - 2012-07-15 07:17

      Too late, the dead cannot sue.

  • harold.chisimba - 2012-07-14 23:58

    OOO NO! TOO SAD 2 COMMENT.ANYWAY RIP.

  • harold.chisimba - 2012-07-15 12:02

    OO YEES! DEATH IS UNPREDICTABLE AND UNAVOIDABLE JUST GET PREPARED CONSTANTLY BY RECEIVING JESUS CHRIST AS UR SAVIOUR.

  • harold.chisimba - 2012-07-15 12:02

    OO YEES! DEATH IS UNPREDICTABLE AND UNAVOIDABLE JUST GET PREPARED CONSTANTLY BY RECEIVING JESUS CHRIST AS UR SAVIOUR.

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