Construction worker killed in accident during renovations to Randburg home

On assessment, ER24 said medics found that the man had already succumbed to his injuries.
On assessment, ER24 said medics found that the man had already succumbed to his injuries.
Image: City of Johannesburg EMS

A construction worker was killed on Wednesday when a structure at a residence in Boskruin, north of Johannesburg, collapsed on him.

Robert Mulaudzi, Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson, said the accident happened while three construction workers were doing renovations to the house.

“They were working on a scaffold when one man fell from the top and on to a concrete slab, where he was trapped. He was confirmed dead on the scene. The other men also fell but were not trapped,” he said.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, whose team was also on the scene, said the two other men sustained minor to moderate injuries and were taken to hospital. But the third man was declared dead at the scene.

ER24 arrived on the scene at to find that part of a roof had fallen on a construction worker.
ER24 arrived on the scene at to find that part of a roof had fallen on a construction worker.
Image: City of Johannesburg EMS

“On assessment, medics found that the man had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing could be done for him, and he was declared dead,” said Meiring.


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