Trench collapses on man

2011-05-09 18:04
Johannesburg - A man was seriously injured when a trench collapsed on him at a construction site in Soweto on Monday morning, said Netcare 911.

Spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said tons of earth fell on him and he was completely immersed for nearly 10 minutes.

"His co-workers rushed to his aid and frantically dug at the soil in an attempt to free him."

The man was pulled out and stabilised by paramedics on the scene before being taken to Milpark hospital.

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