JOHANNESBURG - A 28-year-old man died and six others were injured on Tuesday during a structural collapse in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said in a statement.
Netcare spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the incident occurred shortly after 12h00.
"Netcare 911 responded to reports of a structural collapse near the Luthuli Museum in Groutville on the KZN North Coast."
Herbst said reports from the scene indicated that seven construction workers were buried under rubble after a wall collapsed on them.
"The Fire and Rescue Services as well as Emergency Care Practitioners from Netcare 911 worked to free the patients."
Herbst said the 28-year-old man was found in a critical condition and due to the seriousness of his injuries a full Advanced life support resuscitation was initiated.
"Sadly the worker had succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased on the scene."
The circumstances leading up to the wall collapsing were being investigated by the relevant authorities who were on scene.
African News Agency (ANA)