South Africa 10.11.2014 11:10 am

Dead body of man found in machine shaft

Officers at the area where the body was found. Picture, Rising Sun Chatsworth.

Officers at the area where the body was found. Picture, Rising Sun Chatsworth.

Night shift workers at the Southern Waste Treatment Works in Merebank, KwaZulu-Natal discovered a dead body of a man in the tubes of a mechanical screen machine.

Warrant Officer Ramesar said no foul play has been suspected. On inspection earlier on Friday, a bottle tied around his head was found and it is suspected that he was digging in sewage pipes for items, Rising Sun Chatsworth reported.

The workers had noticed that the machine was jammed.

Upon investigation, they found the unidentified man twisted and stuck between the shaft screws inside the machine.

An employee said that the night shift workers were monitoring the machines when one of the mechanical screens showed signs of blockage.

“They took the screen apart and found a head poking out of it. Through further investigation, they found the whole body jammed in the tube.

The victim, estimated at the age of 40 had blood dripping from his head and his stomach was split open from the shaft screw,” said the employee.

In a separate incident, a body of man was found floating in Mpumalanga river last month.

It was alleged that the man had drowned, as he had money and a cell phone in his pockets.

The body of the unidentified man had been badly decomposed.

Caxton News Service

 

 

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