The probe into the deaths of three workers who were trapped inside a sewage drain in Mitchells Plain, is expected to be completed before the end of  October.

The investigation is being conducted by the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure, the National Department of Employment and Labour and the main contractor CSV Construction.

Three construction workers, including a supervisor, apparently entered a drain at the Kosovo Farm housing project site, in New Woodlands on Tuesday the 11th of October.

The work at the site has been temporarily stopped following the incident.

Western Cape MEC  for Infrastructure, Tertius Simmers, says he understands that people want to know what happened.

“The reports on findings of the investigations are expected to be available within the next week or two. A definitive date cannot be provided at this stage. The Department looks forward to the findings of the investigation reports in order to uncover the cause of the unfortunate incident. The findings will guide the Department on any measures or actions that may need to be taken, over and above the current health and safety measures applicable to all construction projects”.

Meanwhile, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) wants answers from CSV Construction .

NUM’s National Health and Safety Secretary, Masibulele Naki  says owners and management of construction companies must be held liable for any injuries and loss of lives of workers in line of duty.