Probe into Medical firm worker’s death

2014-06-12 00:00

THE provincial Labour Department is ­investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman at BSN Medical in Westmead, Pine­town, on Tuesday morning.

Tholakele Magasela, an employee at the first aid material manufacturing company, is believed to have been crushed to death by a machine while on duty.

Nhlanhla X. Khumalo, Labour Department communications director, said their inspectors were dispatched to investigate the accident.

“The investigation is in progress and as soon as the preliminary report is compiled it would then be made available. We regret the loss of life as reported and would like to send our condolences to the family and co workers of the deceased,” Khumalo said.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said area police have opened an inquest docket. — WR.

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