Man dies in construction accident in Pretoria

Ahmed Areff, News24

Pretoria - A man died after a trench collapsed on him at a construction site in Brooklyn, Pretoria on Monday, Tshwane emergency services said.

"He was in the trench at the construction site when it collapsed. Unfortunately he died in the incident," spokesperson Johan Pieterse said.

It took one and a half hours for emergency services to dig up the body of the 30-year-old worker.

It was not clear which construction company was responsible for the site.

Pieterse said the Department of Labour would be investigating the cause of the accident.

The Department of Labour could not be immediately reached for comment on Monday night.

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