15 May 2013

Man dies on building site in Napier

9:04 pm on 15 May 2013

A man has died on a Napier building site after being hit on the head with a steel beam.

Police said the man was found lying unconscious at the old Farmers department store on Wednesday.

Ambulance crews and co-workers tried to resuscitate the 53-year-old, but he died at the scene.

Police said early indications suggest it was a tragic workplace accident.

Police and Department of Labour have begun separate investigations.