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South Coast Herald
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3 Jul 2020
12:15 pm

Two men sustain ‘serious injuries’ after 15m fall from KZN building

South Coast Herald

When medics arrived on scene they found both men on the ground still wearing their harnesses.

Netcare 911 helicopter on the scene at Marine Terrace in Scottburgh. Picture: South Coast Herald

Two men who fell 15 metres from a service platform in Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal yesterday at around 11.30am and were airlifted to hospital.

Shawn Herbst, media liaison officer for Netcare 911, said paramedics responded to reports of falls at a high rise holiday building on Marine Terrace in Scottburgh, south of Durban.

“Reports from the scene indicate that two adult male workers fell approximately fifteen metres from a service platform when it is believed one of the cables detached,” he said.

When medics arrived on scene they found both men on the ground still wearing their harnesses.

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“Both patients had sustained serious traumatic injuries and were stabilised on scene by a Netcare 911 emergency care practitioner, assisted by Umdoni ambulance services. Due to the extent of the injuries, a Netcare 911 helicopter was activated to airlift them to a specialist facility for further treatment.”

Marine Terrace in Scottburgh. Picture: South Coast Herald

All necessary authorities were on scene.

This article first appeared on South Coast Herald and has been republished with permission.

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