An investigation has been launched into the death of a man in a workplace accident after a wall collapsed during the renovation of a house in Manchester.
Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to a property near Fallowfield shortly before 3pm on Saturday, and an air ambulance also responded. But the man, aged around 40, died instantly.
Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to reports of “concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Lloyd Street, Manchester”. The force added: “It has been established that a man in his 40s was involved in an accident at work and despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. »
Police investigations are underway. A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive told the PA news agency it had been informed and was in contact with police, saying: “We are carrying out an initial investigation to ensure there is This is an incident that we have a mandate to investigate. »
A report in the Manchester Evening News said a resident of Lloyd Street South heard someone banging on doors and shouting for help, suspecting him to be a colleague of the injured man.
“There was a knock on the door and I told my daughter to come out, a man was screaming for help saying a man was hurt,” the neighbor said. They added that the work had been going on for weeks and that they were “shocked” and “very upset” by the death of a man.