Man survives 8m fall through skylight

2015-08-12 21:06
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Pretoria - A man was critically injured on Wednesday when he fell through the roof of a building on Soutpan Road in Onderstepoort, Pretoria North. 

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said paramedics arrived on the scene and found the 64-year-old man lying on the ground.

"Reports from the scene indicate the man was working on the roof of the building when he fell through a skylight approximately 8m to the ground," she said.

"Upon assessment, paramedics found he had sustained critical injuries during the fall. The man was placed on a trauma board, treated at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital."

The Netcare1 helicopter was also activated to airlift the man from the hospital to a trauma facility in Johannesburg for further treatment.

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