Culpable homicide case opened after tractor drives over worker

2019-03-29 21:29
A tractor. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

A tractor. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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A case of culpable homicide has been opened after an employee died at a farm when a tractor drove over him in Petrus Steyn in the Free State.  

"Apparently the deceased had just started working at a farm on the very same day of the incident and was [given] a driving test with his other colleague. While driving the tractor he lost control and fell from the tractor which consequently ran over him," Constable Puleng Lebakeng said in a statement. 

The man, 25, was declared dead on the scene. 

Bethlehem cluster commander Major General Jan Tsotetsi said he was disturbed by the man's death.

"It's a known fact that people are looking for jobs, however, it doesn't mean people should risk their lives and end up driving vehicles knowing that they are not authorised to do so," he said. 

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