Worker dies in petrol tank incident

One worker has died and another injured at a Boksburg filling station.

One person died and another is in a critical condition after they fell into a petrol tank in Boksburg. Picture: Emer-G-Med

JOHANNESBURG - Investigators are currently on the scene of a freak accident where one person died and another is in a critical condition after carrying out work inside an underground fuel tank at a petrol station in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

It's understood the two were cleaning the diesel tank at the central service station.

Emergency Services spokesperson William Ntladi says, "Two people have been trapped underneath the diesel tank, one is unconscious. These people were cleaning the tanks underground without personal protective gear and were overcome by diesel fumes."