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newsSowetanLive reports that following the tragic death of a rigger at FNB Stadium, another person got injured at the same venue on Monday.  

Siyabonga Ngonze died while rigging lights for the Global Citizen Festival that took place on Sunday.  The second person sustained an ankle injury while equipment was being taken down.  He was taken to Milpark Hospital where he is recuperating.  According to Gearhouse SA, the second incident occurred when a speaker box on a forklift fell while in transit and hit the worker’s ankle as he stepped forward.  Asked if Gearhouse was complying with safety standards, national marketing manager Robyn D'Alessandro said:  "Gearhouse adheres to rigorous international safety standards and takes great precaution to prevent this type of incident.  It has been in operation for 25 years, and to date this tragic incident has been the only fatality.  We are taking the accident very seriously and are assisting the relevant authorities with a full investigation."

  • Read Patience Bambalele’s full original report in this regard at SowetanLive

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