Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Man killed in wall collapse

A 72-year-old man was killed on Tuesday when a concrete wall collapsed during strong winds and fell on him.

Percival Laing, 72, of St Francis Village, died instantly.

The carpenter was at a jobsite in Rancho Quemado when strong winds blew over a wall he was working on, pinning him underneath.

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Laing is the second man to die under similar circumstances in the space of two weeks.

On February 22, contractor Roger Lewis, 44, was found dead under a fallen wall he was demolishing at a house in Jacob Settlement.

 

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