Construction worker falls several metres after ladder gives way

22 August 2019 - 20:56 By IAVAN PIJOOS
Netcare911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said the man fell about 9 metres.
Netcare911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said the man fell about 9 metres.
Image: Netcare911

A construction worker fell several metres at a site off the N3  in Drummond, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday after his step ladder gave way.

Netcare911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said the man fell about 9 metres.

He sustained serious injuries and was placed on advanced life support.  

Herbst said the Netcare 5 specialised helicopter had to be activated to airlift the man to hospital.

The incident happened at around 4pm.


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