Man dies after falling 15m off scaffold

2016-01-05 10:12
(File, Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(File, Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg – A 28-year-old man has died after he fell 15m from scaffolding at a warehouse on Brakfontein Road in Midstream, north of Johannesburg, on Monday.

Paramedics arrived at the warehouse and found the the man lying beneath the scaffolding, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

"On assessment, paramedics found that the patient had sustained severe injuries to his head and chest and was in a critical condition."

Paramedics treated the man on the scene before transporting him to MediClinic Midstream.

The man was stabilised when he arrived at hospital before being airlifted to a private hospital in Johannesburg for urgent treatment. However, he died on the way to the private hospital.

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