An industrial accident in Jacobs saw a man fall 15 metres when a roof broke.
At about 2.55pm today (Monday, 7 March) Netcare 911 paramedics responded and found the man had fallen about 15 metres to the ground. The cause of the incident will remain a subject for further investigation.
Paramedics found the man lying on the floor inside the factory with life-threatening injuries. Medics worked fervently to stabilise the 22-year-old at the scene, before placing him on a ventilator. They immobilised him on a trauma board before transporting to a specialised hospital for treatment.