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Man dies in Manly workplace incident

About 3.10pm today (Thursday 28 March 2024), emergency services were called to a home on Victoria Parade, Manly, following reports of a workplace incident.

Officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command arrived to find an unresponsive man in his 30s with significant burns to his body.

The man, who Manly Observer understands was a labourer removing insulation in a roof space, appears to have been electrocuted.

Firefighters were first to respond and attempted CPR.

Manly Fire Officer Peta Miller detailed the scene.

“We arrived to concerned tradesmen, they indicated he was working in the roof space,” she said:

“We made sure the power was isolated and the crew had correct protective clothing on, then they gained access to the roof and commenced CPR.

“He had severe burns and unfortunately could not be revived.”

He is yet to be formally identified and next of kin notified.

Police have established a crime scene and SafeWork NSW has been contacted.

Inquiries are continuing and we will update our posts as appropriate.