Labour department probing crane accident

Labour department probing crane accident

The labour department is investigating the Upington, Northern Cape, crane accident that killed three people and injured six others, the department said on Wednesday.


"The department of labour has dispatched a team led by the occupational health and safety specialist inspector to investigate an incident at KHI Solar One site," spokesman Kebalepile Khula said in a statement.


A crawler crane fell over during a storm and crushed three container offices on Monday.


"The team is currently on the scene conducting the investigation in line with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act... and hopes to start compiling their preliminary report at the end of this week."


Khula said once completed, the report with findings, would be forwarded to the national director of public prosecutions.



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