Man dies in construction accident

2010-11-12 18:14

Johannesburg – A construction worker died and another was seriously injured when a slab of concrete collapsed onto them in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg, on Friday, paramedics said.

The incident took place on a building site in a residential part of Brakpan, said Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

Paramedics were on the scene, attempting to stabilise the injured worker. He would then be transported to a nearby hospital.

They were also removing the body of the deceased worker from underneath the rubble, Botha said.

The cause of the collapse was unknown.

  • chantal de pierres - 2010-11-12 19:04

    When will health and safety laws be followed more diligently?

      steve.dupreez - 2010-11-12 19:48

      Because nobody enforce them any more. I was present were an inspector was paid R200 to look the other way. Lodged a complaint with city council - up to today nothing happened to the inspector. Sad

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