Man in his 40s dies after wall collapse during house renovations in Manchester

Lloyd Street, ManchesterLloyd Street, Manchester
Lloyd Street, Manchester

An investigation has been launched into the death of a man after a wall was reported to have collapsed during works to renovate a house in Manchester.

Police, paramedics and the fire service were called to the property in Lloyd Street in the Fallowfield area at just before 3pm on Saturday.

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An air ambulance also attended but the man, aged in his 40s, died at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: “At around 2.50pm yesterday (September 16), officers were called to reports of concerns for welfare of a man at an address on Lloyd Street, Manchester.

“It was established that a man in his 40s was involved in a workplace accident and despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing at this stage.”

A Health and Safety Executive spokeswoman told the PA news agency that it had been notified of the fatal incident.

She 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.”