An investigation is underway after a man died falling from scaffolding at King William’s College on the Isle of Man.
A 56-year-old fell from scaffolding during refurbishment works at King William’s College in Castletown at around 8:45 am yesterday (4th August).
The man has been named as Gary Skelding who was an employee of construction/scaffolding company Stuart Clague Services.
The firm is now working with the police and the Health and Safety Executive to determine the cause of the incident. However, police say it was not treating it as suspicious.
A spokesperson for Stuart Clague Services said: “This is the first major incident in the company’s 51 years of trading and the directors and work colleagues are completely devastated.
“Deepest condolences go to Gary’s wife Alison and his family.”
In a statement, King William’s College said: ” We are devastated by the news of today’s tragic accident and our thoughts and sympathies are very much with Mr Skelding’s family at this desperately sad time.
“This is a major shock for everyone and we offer our sincerest condolences to his loved ones and colleagues who we will support in any way we can.”