Farmworker dies after falling

2016-06-08 06:00

BETHLEHEM. Z A farmworker has died and seven others have been injured after falling from a truck that was transporting them to a farm on Klein Road outside Bohlokong in Bethlehem. The accident happened on Monday morning (06/06).

Athlenda Mathe, the Netcare 911 media liaison officer, said the reports from the scene had indicated that the farmworkers had been standing at the back of the truck when parts of the truck’s upper structure had given way.

“At least eight of them fell off the truck while it was moving. One man was killed and seven others sustained moderate to minor injuries. Netcare911 paramedics worked alongside the Provincial Emergency Services and other services on the scene to treat and transport those injured to a nearby hospital,” Mathe said.

Mathe said the farmworker had been declared dead on the scene.

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