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Romicon to fund funerals of deceased construction workers

By Natali Iverson - Aug 20, 2014
Romicon to fund funerals of deceased construction workers

Romicon, the construction company which was involved in the renovation of the house which collapsed in Alberton, will be contributing to the funerals of the seven workers who died.

"We have met with the families of the deceased and we will be assisting with contributions for the funerals," Romicon owner Sean Romburgh said in a text message to Sapa.

"We have also arranged trauma counselling for family and staff members for today [Wednesday],” Romburgh added.

The Ekurhuleni municipality said on Tuesday, that building plans for the house were not submitted for approval.

"No plans were submitted to the City of Ekurhuleni, deeming the whole construction illegal," said municipal spokesperson Themba Gadebe.

"Any builder constructing any structure should first submit plans for approval, as required by the law,” he noted.

Seven construction workers died and eight were injured after part of a house in Meyersdal Eco Estate collapsed. The house was being renovated at the time.

The National Home Builders’ Registration Council said that they are investigating the incident. 


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