Brown sends condolences to worker killed at Eskom power station
Lynne Brown has sent her condolences to the family of a man who was killed at the Kusile Power Station.
JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has sent her condolences to the family of a man who was killed at the Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga on Monday.
Eskom confirmed that the worker died after a crane collapsed on site. Five others were injured.
The minister's spokesperson, Colin Cruywagen, says she wishes them a speedy recovery.
"Minister Brown has asked Eskom to investigate the accident and to provide her with a report. Safety at the sites remains a priority."
Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says an investigation into how the crane collapsed is underway.
"Investigations are ongoing and will determine what the cause of this accident is. Today we'll have the public enterprises and energy portfolio committees on site and I'm sure they'll be briefed about what happened."
Meanwhile, one of the workers admitted in hospital yesterday has been moved from an ICU ward to a general ward.