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Man dies after workplace accident in Christchurch

A man has died after being hit by a falling object at his workplace in Christchurch this morning.

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Police were alerted at 11:32am of an incident in Clothier St in the suburb of Philipstown.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand were also called to assist St John.

The matter has been referred to the Coroner and WorkSafe have since been notified.

A statement from WorkSafe said it was understood the man had been struck by a falling object, causing his death.