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Construction worker dies in accident at Msikaba Bridge site

8th May 2023

By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Senior Contributing Editor Online

     

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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and contractors, the Concor/MECSA Construction joint venture (CME JV), say a construction worker passed away at the Msikaba Bridge construction site, in Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape, on May 5.

Sanral and CME JV offered their condolences to the family of the worker, who died after a fatal accident at the site. He worked for one of the subcontractors.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the family and the community of Lusikisiki for this tragic accident. We want the family to know that we will take every action possible to comfort them through this challenging time,” says CME JV project director Laurence Savage.

Sanral marketing and communications GM Vusi Mona says Sanral is saddened by the news.

“Sanral and our contractor, the CME JV, send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We wish them strength during this difficult time. We are not in a position to name the deceased at this time,” he notes.

Sanral and the CME JV are undertaking an internal investigation to determine the cause of the accident. The authorities are also investing what happened.

The Msikaba Bridge contract forms part of Sanral’s flagship N2 Wild Coast Road (N2WCR) road infrastructure development project that starts in East London and ends along the border of the Eastern Cape province and KwaZulu-Natal province at the Mtamvuna river, in Port Edward.

“We are working closely with the contractors to uncover what led to this tragic incident. The safety of our workers on site is of paramount importance to Sanral and we want to ensure that work is implemented in a safe environment, free of injuries,” Mona emphasises.

Before this incident, the Msikaba Bridge construction site had a record of over 3.5-million lost time injury free hours. 

Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online

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