Gutted and in shock: Mansons director stunned by workers death at construction site

Mansons TCLM director Culum Manson says staff are gutted and shocked by the death of an employee today at one of the company’s construction sites in Auckland.

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

A WorkSafe spokesperson confirmed they had been notified of the incident and were making initial inquiries to determine next steps.

Manson confirmed the incident occurred at 110 Carlton Gore Rd – the site of an office building that has been under construction for more than a year.

He was unsure specifically what had happened but would be assisting WorkSafe in its investigation.

“Everyone is understandably in shock at this tragedy and it’s too soon for us to know exactly how this occurred, but WorkSafe is investigating and I’m sure we’ll get to the bottom of exactly what’s transpired,” he told the Herald.

Manson noted that in more than 30 years of business, the company hadn’t experienced a staff member dying at one of its sites.

“We’re all pretty gutted and in shock,” he said.

“It’s really hard, the entire team is feeling it and it’s hard to comprehend how the guy’s family is feeling.

“Our immediate thoughts and sincere condolences are with the worker’s family, friends and their workmates and we’re spending a bit of time focusing on the guys who were on site and supporting them because it’s all a bit of a shock.”

He said the site had been shut down while investigations into what happened continue. In the meantime, Manson said support was actively being given to staff members who were on site and those across the company this afternoon.

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