Man who died in building collapse was in his 30s

A police cordon is in place at the house in Woodbridge

A police cordon is in place at the house in Woodbridge - Credit: Charlotte Bond

A man has died after part of a building fell on him in Woodbridge.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the incident in Haughgate Close, near Farlingaye High School, just before 4.30pm Tuesday, December 15 .

It was reported that a man in his 30s had sustained injuries when part of a building fell on him in the rear garden. He sadly died at the scene. 

A police cordon is in place and officers are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

The incident happened at a house where renovation work was taking place.


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A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “Suffolk firefighters were called to the Woodbridge area at 4.28pm to a report of a casualty trapped in a confined space.”

Residents reported a huge emergency service presence in the area via social media.

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The air ambulance was also called to the scene.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: "It was reported that a man in his 30s had sustained injuries when part of a building fell on him in the rear garden.

"The incident happened at a residential address at which renovation work was taking place.

"Suffolk Fire and Rescue and the air ambulance also attended but the man sadly died at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

"A police scene is in place and officers are investigating the circumstances of the incident."

The Health and Safety Executive has also been informed of the incident.

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive said: "HSE is aware of the incident and is making initial enquiries.”

Earlier reports suggested that attempts were being made to rescue the man from a hole where he had become trapped.




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