26 November 2012

Namibia: Fourteen Grape Workers Injured in Roof Collapse

FOURTEEN workers were injured when a roof collapsed at the Cape Orchard grape company building on Friday.

Confirming the incident, Cape Orchard general manager Antony Van Heerden said the injured workers were taken to the Karasburg State Hospital to be examined.

Van Heerden said 11 workers were discharged and two were admitted for further observation and X-rays to determine whether they had any broken bones.

Commenting on the roof collapse, Van Heerden said: “Obviously it was a dramatic experience, but I am thankful that no life losses were reported”.

According to Van Heerden, the roof of a fire escape route collapsed while the workers were busy with a fire drill.

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