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.


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“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.

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Very sad. Poor darling. What a dreadful thing to come across.