12 January 2020

Police and Worksafe launch investigation following death on Denman Prospect worksite

| Dominic Giannini
Start the conversation
ACT Police, police

The death is currently being treated as a worksite incident and a report is being prepared for the Coroner. Photo: File.

ACT Policing and Worksafe ACT have launched an investigating following the death of a 47-year-old man at a construction site in Denman Prospect on Saturday, 11 January.

The incident occurred around 11:20 am, at the intersection of Freebury Street and Ada Norris Street. ACT Police and ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics attended and despite their efforts, a 47-year-old man died at the scene.

Reports indicate a pallet of tiles fell on the man.

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Team are conducting a joint investigation with WorkSafe ACT and will prepare a report for the coroner.

“WorkSafe ACT’s thoughts are with the worker’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time,” a spokesman said in a statement.

Start the conversation

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.