September 25, 2018

Man killed as walls of building collapse (Heraldlive)

Man killed as walls of building collapse (Heraldlive)

A man was killed when a half-completed building at an abandoned RDP development project in Motherwell collapsed on top of him yesterday as he was collecting concrete blocks.

The incident happened when the man, in his early 30s, was removing the blocks from the walls of a half finished RDP structure near the NU29 Hall shortly after 4.30pm.

Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge confirmed the incident.

“We are investigating the matter. At this stage, the information is very sketchy but police will have to open an inquest docket to determine what happened,” he said.

The incident has sparked an angry response from community members, who have demanded that the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality addresses the dangers posed by the hazardous project site. Read more

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