“Eviscerate and in shock”: Mansons director stunned by the death of a worker on the construction site

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The place of death of a man on a construction site in Newmarket, Auckland is closed to the public. Photo / Hayden Woodward

The death of a worker at a construction site in Auckland now operated by Manson’s TCLM property developers, owned by Kiwi, “burned out and shocked” employees.

Emergency services rushed to the Carlton Gore Road address in Newmarket this afternoon after a man was injured on the job site and later died.

A WorkSafe spokesperson confirmed that he has been informed of the incident and is doing preliminary investigations to determine the next steps.

Culum Manson, director of Manson’s TCLM, confirmed that the incident occurred at 110 Carlton Gore Rd – the location of an office building that has been under construction for more than a year.

The police were informed of the incident shortly after 1 p.m. today.  Photo / Hayden Woodward
The police were informed of the incident shortly after 1 p.m. today. Photo / Hayden Woodward

He wasn’t sure what exactly had happened, but he would help WorkSafe with its investigation.

“Everyone is understandably in shock at this tragedy and it’s too early to know exactly how it came about, but WorkSafe is investigating and I’m sure we will get to the bottom of what happened,” said he the Herald.

Manson noted that in more than 30 years of operation, the company had never seen a worker die at any of its locations.

“We’re all pretty down and shocked,” he said.

“It’s really hard, the whole team can feel it and it’s hard to understand how the man’s family is feeling.

Mansons Director Culum Manson, seen here in June at the Carlton Gore Rd location where a worker died today.  Photo / Jason Oxenham
Mansons Director Culum Manson, seen here in June at the Carlton Gore Rd location where a worker died today. Photo / Jason Oxenham

“Our thoughts and condolences go with the family, friends and work colleagues of the worker and we spend a little time focusing on the people who were there and supporting them because it all shocks a bit.”

He said the website has been closed while the investigation into the incidents continues. Meanwhile, Manson said workers who were on site and across the company would receive active support this afternoon.

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