Man injured in 8m fall

2015-04-30 16:28
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Johannesburg - A man was seriously injured after he fell 8m into a trench at a construction site in Waterfall, near Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Thursday.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the man lying on the bank near the trench.

"They found that he was in a serious condition, with injuries to his head, neck and back. Paramedics treated the patient and carefully immobilised him before he was transported to Hillcrest Hospital for urgent medical treatment," he said. 

"It is understood that the patient was pulled from the trench by his fellow workers."

It is not yet clear how the accident happened, but an investigation is being carried out.

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