Builder dies from heart attack on Chichester building site

The Colten Care development site off Broyle Road
The Colten Care development site off Broyle Road

A BRICKLAYER passed away on Monday afternoon (February 9) in Chichester after suffering a heart attack at work.

The man, who is believed to have been in 40s, suffered a cardiac arrest while working on scaffolding at the Roussillon Park site, off Broyle Road.

“Everyone worked hard to try and resuscitate him but sadly those attempts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene,” said a spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb).

The incident happened while he was at work on the site of the Colten Care home, which is being constructed on the corner of Broyle Road and Wellington Road.

Colten Care said the man was working for a sub-contractor on the site and people had tried to resuscitate him before paramedics arrived.

“Tragically, and despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the worker was subsequently pronounced dead. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the deceased,” said Mark Aitchison, Colten Care’s chief executive. “We will, of course, fully cooperate with any subsequent investigation by the relevant authorities,” he added.

The man’s name has not yet been officially revealed and he was working on second-storey scaffolding, according to the ambulance service, at the time of the cardiac arrest.

An ambulance, three cards and a hazardous area response team all rushed to the scene around midday.

If you knew the man involved, please feel free to email tributes to news@chiobserver.co.uk