Construction worker critical after fall in Fourways

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A 23-year-old construction worker is in a critical condition after he fell three storeys from a construction site in Fourways.

Shortly before midnight, paramedics from ER24, the local fire department and other services arrived on the scene where they found the man lying at the bottom of the site. Rescue paramedics from ER24 made use of rope rescue equipment to access the patient.

The paramedics found that he sustained a severe head injury. He was later placed on life support on scene. A construction bucket and a crane on site were used to hoist the man to the top of the site where he was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to a nearby hospital for further care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known.

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