Man dies after falling into canola silo

2013-11-11 16:11
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - A 42-year-old man died when he fell into a silo in Albertinia near Mossel Bay, Western Cape police said on Monday.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that the 42-year-old deceased from Albertinia fell into a canola silo that was half-filled with canola seed while trying to solve a blockage that occurred," said police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie.

Johannes Joseph apparently fell off a ladder he used to reach the silo on Saturday.

"According to a witness, he disappeared under the load of seed and possibly suffocated."

Rescue workers recovered his body from the silo on Saturday.

"An autopsy to determine the possible cause of death will be conducted during this week."

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