Building Site Death Investigated

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a man who fell from scaffolding in Lind Street, Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Officers were called at 6.19pm on  Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Newport, Isle of Wight
after the man was pronounced dead.

Police have been carrying out  enquiries at a building site in Lind Street where the fall happened shortly  after 3pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Next-of-kin and HM Coroner for the  Isle of Wight have been  informed.

The man who fell from the  scaffolding was aged in his 40s and from the Isle of  Wight. Police will not be in a position to confirm his identity  until all formal identification procedures have been  completed.

A post-mortem examination to  establish the cause of death was due to take place on Wednesday, March  2, 2011.

An inquest will be opened and adjourned in due course.

Police are working with the Health  and Safety Executive (HSE) because this death is being treated as a possible
industrial accident.