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Inquiry launched after builder dies following fall at retail park

Added on 07 March 2018 at 15:46

An investigation has been launched after a man died following a fall at a retail park in South Gloucestershire. 

A 78-year-old man from Birmingham, who was working on the refurbishment of a retail unit at Centaurus Business Park, fell around 15ft from scaffolding sometime between 8am and 8.30am on Monday (March 5).

He was taken to Southmead Hospital but sadly died from his injuries.

DI Dave Lewis said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man fell from scaffolding while fitting a large glass window. His family have been informed and are being supported at this very difficult time.

“We’ve been working closely with our colleagues in the Health and Safety Executive, who are assisting with our enquiries, to establish what happened.

“We want to appeal to anyone who was in the area of Centaurus Business Park on Monday morning, who saw or heard any part of this incident, to come forward and speak to us.”

If you can help, please call Investigations on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5218048866.