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20 October 2011

Constuction worker dies after trench collapse

A serious incident occurred this afternoon in which a construction worker died after falling into a trench.
ER24 paramedics were dispatched to the construction site off Okovango road. At the building site they found a construction worker at the bottom of a 3 meter deep trench. According to witnesses the man had allegedly been walking next to the trench when the ground gave away under him. The man was allegedly entrapped between two pillars in the trench and colleague’s had rushed to his aid to free the man.
The man, aged 26, had sustained severe crushing injuries and was later declared dead at the scene. Local law enforcement authorities who attended the scene will be investigating the incident further.
 
- ER24