Construction worker ‘pushed’ to death off building, colleague held

2016-06-30 12:35
The Currie Road building site where a man was allegedly pushed off a ledge by a colleague after an argument. (Supplied)

The Currie Road building site where a man was allegedly pushed off a ledge by a colleague after an argument. (Supplied)

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Durban – Police are investigating the murder of a construction worker who plunged to his death at a city construction site on Thursday.

A man accused of pushing his colleague off a ledge was arrested at the scene.

A police source with knowledge of the incident, who cannot be named, said that the man had been pushed into a stairwell of a building under construction.

With the stairs incomplete and there being no railing, the man plummeted to the ground below.

RescueCare spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said that paramedics arrived on the scene to find the 25-year-old man had fallen from the sixth floor.

"He was assessed and found to have sustained critical injuries. He had unfortunately passed away before paramedics arrived and was declared deceased at the scene," he said.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said detectives were investigating a case of murder.

"A man died after he was allegedly pushed by his colleague from the sixth floor of a building on Currie Road. A 19-year-old man was arrested for murder by Berea police and will appear in court soon," he said.

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