One construction worker died and three others were injured at a building site on Monday during a partial building collapse. Photo: Netcare
One construction worker died and three others were injured at a building site on Monday during a partial building collapse. Photo: Netcare

One worker killed in Benoni building collapse, three others injured

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Jan 6, 2020

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Durban - One construction worker died and three others were injured when a building on Benoni's Liverpool Street collapsed on Monday afternoon, paramedics have said. 

According to Shawn Herbst, media liaison officer for Netcare Limited, reports of the collapse were received at 3.44pm. 

"Reports from the scene indicate that four adult male construction workers became trapped under rumble when a portion of a building that was under construction collapsed.

"Medics assessed the scene and found that one worker had sustained fatal injuries. [He] was declared deceased at the scene," said Herbst. 

One construction worker died and three others were injured at a building site on Monday during a partial building collapse. Photo: Netcare

Another worker sustained critical injuries and was treated on scene by a Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioner. Two other workers sustained moderate injuries. 

"Once all the patients were treated and stabilised they were transported by ambulance to hospital for further assessment," said Herbst. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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