Man dies after tractor rolls over him

2012-05-05 17:00

Johannesburg - A man died when the tractor he was driving rolled over him in Thuthura Village in Centane, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

The 20-year-old was delivering wood in the village on Friday when he tried to kick start the tractor that was on a downhill slope, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

The tractor fell over and he died instantly.

  • francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-05 17:13

    Can we please have the name of his employer and if he was not employed, the people who saw to it that he was properly trained? This tragic death is a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and someone must be held liable in exactly the same way that factory and mine owners are held liable.

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-05 18:57

      General Mnkwnaza (I hope I spell your name correct), as head of SAPS, can you please provide us with constant feedback? By now there should have been someone arrested for culpuble homocide.

      Christian J Denyschen - 2012-05-05 20:28

      Hell francois relax man sometime people die of their own stupid acts. why jump to conclusions don't you think the deceased has family that would have asked those questions?

      Thomas - 2012-05-06 01:41

      so Francois, you recon someone else should be held responsible for the death of someone who died of his own stupidity. I am a farmer and have to deal with accusations from people like you all the time. Wake up!

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-06 10:40

      Thomas,I also find the law stupid, but I want to see it fairly applied. If it is not in this case, it will make goverment racist. The fact that the law is stupid, does not make it invalid or non - applicable. Now hopefully government can see that you cannot legislate to protect the stupid.

  • Luzuko - 2012-05-05 17:31

    kickstarting a tractor that is on a downhill slope!!!! what was he thinking???

      Irene - 2012-05-05 17:36

      He wasn't.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 17:48

      He wasn't

      John - 2012-05-05 18:04

      He was thinking - "Hmmmmm, watch how I kick start this puppy positioned on a hill...sounds a PLAN!!!!"

      celia.coates - 2012-05-05 18:45

      Luzuko, he probably panicked when the tractor stalled and started going down the hill. We'll never know but it's really sad.

  • andre.rabie3 - 2012-05-05 19:28

    Maybee it was one of those old Vaal Japies, u had the handle in the front and it started on a down slope and fell on him, kickstating n tractor, ?????? thats new to me, but very intersting i wish i could see the kick start bit, i am flabegasted, dont know what to say any more,

  • Mbulelo Mbu Hlatshwayo - 2012-05-05 21:19

    yoh this is sad hope hes not bad

  • Fourhundredkg - 2012-05-05 22:16

    News a bit quiet this weekend?

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