Ac­ci­dent shuts Eskom sites

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

CON­STRUC­TION work at all Eskom sites coun­try­wide has been sus­pended af­ter the ac­ci­dent at a site near Lady­smith in which six peo­ple died.

This would en­sure that all the safety stan­dards were in place, chief ex­ec­u­tive Brian Dames said yes­ter­day. The stop­page would last for as long as it took for all site man­agers to be sure their safety stan­dards were in place and checked.

Gen­eral man­ager Ger­rie Bronkhorst said four of the six peo­ple who died in the ac­ci­dent at Eskom’s In­gula pumped stor­age scheme near Lady­smith on Thurs­day morn­ing were for­eign­ers. He would not di­vulge their na­tion­al­i­ties.

The men were work­ing on a plat­form in one of four tun­nels when the plat­form came loose. – Sapa

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