Construction worker injured in a freak accident in Joburg


JOHANNESBURG, November 1 – A construction worker has been hospitalized after he fell on top a reinforcing steel rod and got injured when it penetrated his torso.

Shawn Herbst, Netcare911 spokesperson said that paramedics responded to reports of an industrial incident on Helen Joseph Street in central Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.

“Reports from the scene indicate that a 36-year-old male construction worker fell off his scaffolding platform landing on exposed rebar which penetrated his lower torso,” Herbst said.

“Due to the nature of his injuries, the patient was treated on scene by an advanced life support paramedic and transported in a serious condition to the hospital for further assessment and care.”

– African News Agency (ANA)