Falling gate injures two

2010-06-17 11:27

Two people were injured when a gate fell on them in Kuilsriver in

the Western Cape.

The workers – a man aged 21 and a woman aged 49 – were offloading

goods from a truck at the Soneike shopping mall when the gate fell on them, said

Netcare 911 spokesperson Lauren Copley.

Their colleagues managed to lift the gate, estimated to weigh at

least 500 kg, and prop items under it while waiting for an ambulance to


The woman sustained a suspected pelvic fracture and serious

internal abdominal injuries, while the man’s leg was broken.

They were stabilised and taken to the Kuilsriver Hospital.

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