Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
22 Jun 2021
6:10 am

Hirt & Carter can’t duck liability after scaffolding death

Bernadette Wicks

Florentina Popa died after heavy wind blew over temporary scaffolding, which Hirt & Carter had been involved in putting up as part of a marketing project for Lucozade.

Picture: iStock/Zolnierek

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has shot down a bid by Hirt & Carter to overturn inquest findings implicating the advertising and marketing company in the death of a woman killed in a scaffolding collapse at a Cape Town concert in 2012. Florentina Popa died after heavy wind blew over temporary scaffolding, which Hirt & Carter had been involved in putting up as part of a marketing project for Lucozade, at a concert at Cape Town Stadium on 7 November, 2012. At least 19 others were injured. ALSO READ: Tiso Blackstar Group sells media assets to Lebashe for R1.05bn...

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