Man dies after falling from factory roof

A man has died after falling from a factory roof, police have confirmed.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 7:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 9:42 am

Police were called to Mercantile Road, on Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, shortly before 1pm on Sunday, where the man’s body was found.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 1pm on Sunday officers were called to Mercantile Road on the Rainton Bridge Business Park following a report of concern for the welfare of a man.

“Officers attended and found a man deceased, having fallen off a factory roof. The man’s next of kin have been notified.

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Police were called to Mercantile Road on the Rainton Bridge Business Park following a report of concern for the welfare of a man.

“Police do not believe there to have been any third party involvement and a report will be made for the coroner.”