Mechanic dies in freak accident

2015-09-26 08:26

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Pietermaritzburg - A mechanic died in a freak accident when a car he was working on fell on top of him and crushed him.

The man, an employee at Pat Duckham Motors on Chapel Street, was working underneath a car which was on a lifting device when the vehicle fell on him. It is unknown what caused the vehicle to drop down.

He sustained severe head injuries and died at the scene.

It is believed that he had been working at the garage for 10 years.

When Weekend Witness called the garage for comment, the man who answered the call, who refused to disclose his name, said, “Everyone at the garage is very traumatised.”

He said the man’s family had been called to the scene.

Pietermaritzburg SAPS spokesperson Constable Mthokozisi Ngobese said an inquest docket had been opened regarding the incident.

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