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Builder dies in fall at retail park in Patchway

The builder was working on a shop refurbishment in Patchway when he fell. Credit: ITV West Country

An investigation is underway after a builder 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 shop at Centaurus Business Park in Patchway, fell around 15 feet from scaffolding at around 8 am on Monday (March 5).

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

The man was fitting a large glass window at the time. Credit: ITV West Country

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.

– Det Insp Dave Lewis, Avon and Somerset Police

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area on Monday morning and saw or heard something.

  • Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5218048866