Woman dies as wall collapses at municipal waste transfer station
In a cruel twist of fate, a second serious accident within a week has occurred on municipal property, with one person found dead at the scene.
This accident happened on Tuesday afternoon, 27 November, just after 15:00 at the waste transfer station.
The available information is currently sketchy, but Brigadier Rudolph Adolph, cluster commander for the Graaff Reinet district SAPS, confirmed that a wall had collapsed at the dumping site.
Apparently the wall collapsed onto the woman, but Brig Adolph said that until the results of the inquest are made known, it is not certain that this is what caused the woman’s death.
“One female person was declared dead on the scene, and an inquest docket has been opened to determine the cause of death,” said Brig Adolph.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until her next-of-kin have been informed.