Worker dies after falling off bakkie

2012-04-26 16:31
Johannesburg - A construction worker died after falling from the back of a moving bakkie in Benoni on Thursday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the man allegedly attempted to jump onto the load bed of the bakkie while it was moving and fell onto the road.

"The man had sustained a suspected head injury as well as suspected back and neck injuries. The patient was not breathing and had no pulse," said Visser.

"Paramedics initiated resuscitation efforts on the man, but to no avail as he was later declared dead at the scene."

Visser said co-workers loaded the injured man onto the back of the bakkie to try to catch another ambulance that had just passed by, but were unable to catch up.

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