A construction worker died on a building site in Johannesburg on Saturday morning, apparently after being run over by a truck, Gauteng paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said paramedics responded to a call at a construction site in Rivionia, Sandton, at about 11.18am.

“Reports from the scene indicate that a truck ran over a worker on site. The exact detail to the cause of the accident will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.”

When Netcare 911 paramedics arrived on the scene they found that the man had already died due to the extensive injuries he sustained.

He was declared dead on the scene, Mathe said.