Logging: Man dies in accident

2013-06-12 00:00

AN inquest has been opened after a 30-year-old man died at Wartburg after being run over by a logging machine yesterday.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said it was alleged that the man was on duty picking up wood when the incident happened. A piece of wood fell off the sling and hit him, causing him to fall off the machine, which then ran over him.

“The machine was switched off by the supervisor,” said Zwane.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the man had already died.

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