Worker Falls and Dies At Neckartal

By Luqman Cloete

An employee of Henimma Investments, which is subcontracted for work at the Neckartal Dam site by the Italian company, Salini Impregilo, died on Saturday night after falling off the top of the dam wall which is under construction.

The company's owner, Henry Jongwe, confirmed the incident yesterday, saying the worker fell down about 10 metres from the dam wall and landed on an iron rod which went through his upper body, causing his instant death.

Jongwe could not say how the freak accident had happened, adding that an investigation is still underway to determine the cause of the tragedy. He identified the deceased as 43-year-old Andreas Ilonga.