ER24 paramedics this morning rushed to an incident
scene after a 26-year-old pregnant woman fell four storeys at a construction
site on Town Bush Road in Chase Valley, Pietermaritzburg.
It is alleged that the woman lost her footing,
causing her to fall the four storeys and colliding with the scaffolding.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics,
along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the patient lying
amongst the nearby scaffolding. Workers that had witnessed the incident and
stood around the patient.
He added that paramedics assessed the patient and
found that she had sustained a serious injury to her head as well as her back.
“Treatment as well as advanced life support
interventions was performed on the patient to stabilise her vital signs. Once
treated, she was transport to a nearby hospital for urgent medical treatment”
The exact details to the cause of the incident will
remain the subject of a police investigation.
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