A man fell to his death in Glen Anil. Picture: Netcare 911 (Facebook)
A man fell to his death in Glen Anil. Picture: Netcare 911 (Facebook)

KZN man falls 15m to his death in industrial accident

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Time of article published Oct 20, 2021

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Durban: A man fell 15m to his death while repairing a roof in Glen Anil, north of Durban.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics responded to an industrial incident on Tuesday just after 10.30am.

“Reports indicate that an adult male repairing a warehouse roof had fallen through the PVC sheeting.

“The patient had fallen approximately fifteen meters, landing on a concrete floor.

“The patient was assessed by an advanced life support paramedic. However, the man showed no signs of life and was, sadly, declared deceased on the scene.”

Herbst said the man, believed to be in his fifties and working as a contractor, had suffered poly-traumatic injuries.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said an inquest docket had been opened Greenwood Park SAPS.

“It is alleged a 58-year-old man fell through the roof of a gym. Circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.”

In a similar incident in KZN, in September 2019, a builder repairing defects on a roof allegedly fell to his death in Morton Road, Seaview.

The Daily News reported the builder fell approximately 25 metres.

Garrith Jamieson, the managing director of Rescue Care Paramedics, had said: “Paramedics arrived on the scene at a business address. They were escorted to the patient. They assessed a man lying on the ground. He had sustained multiple major injuries and showed no signs of life.

“The man was declared deceased on the scene. It is alleged the man was working on the roof when he fell.”


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