Man hurt in News Cafe ceiling collapse

2016-03-16 16:54

Johannesburg – A man was injured when the ceiling at the News Cafe in Woodmead, Johannesburg, collapsed on Wednesday morning.

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The injured man was working on renovations and aesthetic changes to the restaurant at the time, News Cafe marketing manager Varina Singh said. 

None of the 15 patrons in the restaurant at the time were seriously injured.

"Unfortunately, the construction designer was injured and has been taken to hospital for further assessment. We sympathise with him and wish him a speedy recovery," she said.

The cause of the collapse was being investigated. The store was closed while an independent engineering consultant conducted a safety audit.

Radio and TV personality Jeremy Mansfield was in the restaurant at the time.

"Who knew business meetings could be so dangerous. The ceiling just collapsed at News Cafe Woodmead," he tweeted. 

Just as we about to sit down with client the roof caves in at Newscafe Woodmead.

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