Man dies after falling down building shaft


A man has died after reportedly falling five storeys down a building shaft in Bloemfontein on Wednesday afternoon.

The man, 59, and a co-worker were reportedly working on a pipe on the fifth floor of the building when he fell forward into the shaft. His co-worker ran down and found him at the bottom of the shaft.

Paramedics from ER24 arrived at the scene shortly after 15:00.

The injuries the man sustained during the fall proved to be fatal, and he was declared dead at the scene.

The exact circumstances of the incident are as yet unknown. Local police were at the scene to investigate.