Another shopper injured at Sandton City

2015-06-11 14:22
Sandton City (File, Mary-Ann Palmer, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg- Sandton City on Thursday confirmed that another of its customers has been injured at the mall.

Mall management posted a statement on the centre's website in which it said the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon.

"On the afternoon of June 10, at approximately 14:45, a customer fell at Nelson Mandela Square.

"The customer was immediately transported to hospital and is receiving medical treatment for her injuries," the statement said.

The daughter of the injured woman told News24 that her mother had hurt her hip.

‘She flew forward’

"There are carpets that have been placed in some parts of the mall. I think the carpets are used to cover the cables since there seems to have been some construction going on.

"So it's either the carpet was not taped down or the tape had come undone. She got her foot underneath the carpet and she fell forward," said the woman who requested that she not be named.

"Witnesses who were on the scene said she literally flew and landed directly on her hip," the daughter said.

She told News24 that centre management was very helpful and an ambulance was quickly called and her mother transported to hospital.

"Her hip or femur bone has been fractured and she will need a hip replacement. She is in a lot of pain, but she is going in for surgery," said the daughter.

This is the second shopper injured at the mall this month.

Last week, a 25-year-old woman was severely injured when a portion of the ceiling collapsed, crushing her foot.

Slow response - witness

Mall management was at the time criticised for not having acted swiftly enough to assist the victim, Elfi Loambo.

Lisa Hood, who was one of the first people to arrive on the scene of the first incident said the situation could have been handled better.

"Their disaster management was lacking in efficiency. They did not manage the situation effectively," said Hood, adding that Loambo had been on the cold floor for about 45 minutes before help arrived.

Loambo, who is originally from Congo, has been in hospital for a week and has undergone two operations with the possibility of having another.

Sandton City said the two incidents were unrelated. They were investigating both.

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