Butchery mincer kills worker

2010-12-20 00:00

AN employee in a Durban supermarket was killed when he was pulled into a meat mincing machine yesterday morning.

The chairperson of Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal, Chris Ndlela, said the labour federation is shocked and outraged by the incident.

He said that according to a report, the worker accidentally slipped in the butchery section and his head became stuck in the machine.

“As Cosatu we are saddened that after this tragedy other workers were called to continue with their normal duty. We therefore condemn the whole scenario [as] labour unfriendly,” Ndlela said.

Paramedics were called to the scene, but refused to comment.

“We extend condolences to the bereaved family and to our affiliate,” said Ndlela. Attempts to get comment from the retail store were unsuccessful.

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