As yet, there has been no comment from the construction company behind the fatal building collapse in Meyersdal, south of Johannesburg, which killed seven workers and injured eight more. Romicom Construction has been reported as not responding to several requests for comment, amidst allegations that the extension was being carried out illegally.
The house in the Meyersdal Eco Estate collapsed during construction with more than 20 workers on site. The site supervisor has speculated that an earth tremor a fortnight before may have left the structure unstable.
South Africa's Labour Department is expected to report later this week on whether or not negligence played a role in the tragedy.
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