Health and Safety Executive 'making enquiries' after man dies following 'wall collapse' at house
17.09.2023 - 21:45
The Health and Safety Executive are 'making enquiries' into a tragic incident in which a man died following reports of a wall collapsing at a house in south Manchester.
Emergency services, including police, fire crews and an air ambulance, attended the scene of the fatal incident at a house on Lloyd Street South, near Fallowfield, just before 3pm on Saturday (September 16).
Police said the man, aged in his 40s, was believed to have been involved in a 'workplace accident' as renovations were being carried out at the terraced property and later died at the scene.
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A Health and Safety Executive spokesperson has since said that it had been notified of the fatality and that enquiries were being carried out into the incident.
A statement said: “We are liaising with the police and we are making initial inquiries to make sure it is an incident that we have the remit to investigate.”
Emergency crews were called to reports of concerns for the welfare of a man at the property however, despite the best efforts of paramedics, a man aged in his 40s died at the scene.
Following the fatal incident, neighbours told of hearing a man knocking on doors and shouting for help, claiming that somebody had been hurt.
"We had a knock at the door and I told my daughter to go out, a man was shouting for help saying a man was hurt," one Lloyd Street South neighbour told the M.E.N. "When my daughter got to the door, [the man] was already out speaking to another woman. I think it was his colleague who died.
"The works at the house have been going on for weeks, it is a full renovation. We