14 injured after floor collapses in Pinetown

2018-11-23 08:52
The scene where a floor collapsed in Pinetown.

The scene where a floor collapsed in Pinetown. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Fourteen people were injured when a floor collapsed in a building in Pinetown on Thursday.

"Rescue Care paramedics were called to 151 Old Main Road in Pinetown with reports of a structural collapse with people trapped under rubble," operations director Garrith Jamieson said in a statement.

"A mezzanine floor had collapsed, injuring the workers. On arrival, paramedics found that two employees were trapped under the flooring and the Durban Fire Department used the jaws of life and other tools to free the injured while advanced life support paramedics stabilised them."

Once freed, the two were loaded into an awaiting ambulance before being transported to a nearby hospital, Jamieson said.

"A total of 14 employees had sustained various injuries and were stabilised on the scene before they were all transported to various Durban hospitals for the further care that they required."

SAPS Search and Rescue, Durban Fire Department, SAPS and Metro Police were all in on the scene, the statement read.

"At this stage the events leading up to the flooring collapsing is unknown," Jamieson said.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    durban  |  accidents  |  rescue

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.