Three dead following structural collapse at Durban construction site

The scene of the structural colapse in Isipingo, Durban, 18 February 2019. Picture: ANA

The scene of the structural colapse in Isipingo, Durban, 18 February 2019. Picture: ANA

Another man sustained critical injuries and was stabilised on the scene before being rushed to a nearby hospital.

Three construction workers, believed to be in their 30s, died after a wall collapsed at a building site in Isipingo, south of Durban, paramedics said this evening.

According to Garrith Jamieson, operations director for Rescue Care, paramedics arrived at the scene at about 5pm, where Durban Fire and Emergency Medical Rescue Services were in attendance.

“Three men, believed to be approximately 30 years old, had sustained major injuries and there was nothing more paramedics could do for them. They were declared deceased on the scene. One man had sustained critical injuries and was stabilised on the scene before being rushed to a nearby hospital for the further care required,” said Jamieson.

He said the events leading to the collapse were unknown but police were at the scene investigating.

African News Agency (ANA)

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