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Three City of Tshwane Employees Die After Trench Collapses On Them

Two men escaped unharmed, while another was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Three men, however, were buried beneath the soil and killed as a result.

Three City of Tshwane Employees Die After Trench Collapses On Them-SurgeZirc SA
Three City of Tshwane Employees Die After Trench Collapses On Them

Three contractors’ remains have been found in a collapsed trench in Tshwane’s Capital Park.

On Friday, the contractors were working in a six-meter-deep trench to replace a sewage line when the trench collapsed on them.

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Two men escaped unharmed, while another was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Three men, however, were buried beneath the soil and killed as a result.

Rescue and rescue teams worked all night Friday to recover the bodies.

According to Charles Mabaso of the Tshwane Emergency Services Department, the scene has been handed over to the police for further investigation.

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Mabaso has urged contractors to always prioritise safety.

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“Proper evaluation of the stability of the ground should be conducted prior to work being carried out in trenches. An observation of the ground should always be carried out so that workers and everybody working in trenches remains safe during operations.”

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Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SA
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Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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