Johannesburg man killed by refuse bin in freak accident

2019-06-19 16:28
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A man was found dead after being crushed by a large refuse bin at a business in City Deep, Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.

Speaking to DRUM, ER24 communication officer, Russel Meiring, confirmed that the incident occurred at approximately 10:00 on Wednesday and that the man was declared dead on the scene.

“On our arrival, ER24 personnel found the man lying partially trapped beneath the large refuse bin. On assessment, we discovered that the man had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing more could be done by paramedics and he was declared dead,” he said.

Although details surrounding the incident are unknown, Meiring said that authorities were investigating the cause.

“Unfortunately, we don’t not know the details surrounding this incident. Authorities were on the scene to investigate the exact cause of this incident.”

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