Man dies in Centurion after 6 tons of glass falls on him

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

Six tons of glass fell on top of a man in Centurion. Picture: Twitter @_ArriveAlive.

JOHANNESBURG - A truck driver has died in Centurion after an estimated 6 tons of glass fell on top of him.

Paramedics say it appears the glass which had been loaded in the truck dislodged while the driver was standing behind the vehicle earlier today.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

Netcare 911's Athlenda Mathe said, "The details as to how the glass fell on top of him will form part of an investigation. When paramedics arrived on scene they found the man had already died due to the extensive injuries he sustained."