Man found dead after Gold Coast workplace accident

A man has been found dead at a business on the Gold Coast following a horror workplace accident overnight.

A woman discovered the 78-year-old man’s body at a business on Fremantle Street in Burleigh Heads just after 7.00pm on Wednesday.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene but sadly there was nothing they could do to save him.


“It appears the 78-year-old man from Mermaid Waters suffered fatal injuries in a workplace incident involving a forklift,” Queensland Police confirmed in a statement.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.