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Paarl Print incident probe draws to a close

by lloyd last modified 2010-06-09 13:15

9 June 2010

Public enquiry into the fire incident which broke out at Paarl Print on 17 April 2009 where 13 employees were fatally wounded and others injured, draws to a close next week.

Teboho Thejane, Western Cape Provincial Executive Manager said “the14 to 15 June will be the last two days for the hearing which took four weeks listening to evidence presented by various witnesses trying to establish whether sufficient fire safety precautionary measures were in place to prevent the fire from claiming lives and injuring workers”.

Thejane added that the labour department will, after the hearing make recommendations to the National Director of Public Prosecutions to either prosecute or fine whoever is found liable for this accident. These public hearings are held in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993.


Boland Park is one of the 2010 FIFA World Cup camp sites therefore, for security reasons; all interested parties are to submit their ID numbers to James Hannie by no later than Friday, 11 June2010. Email:

The details of the Inquiry are as follows:

Date:  14 – 15 June 2010

Time: 9:00 -16:00 everyday

Venue: Boland Park, Langenhoven Street, Bo-Berg Hall. Paarl

Enquiries: Temba Gubula (Labour Western Cape Spokesperson)

                078 735 8809

                Page Boikanyo (Labour Spokesperson)

                082 809 3195


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