Man crushed by wall

Last updated 13:15 24/11/2013
Murphys Rd
Scott Hammond

Wall collapse: St John Ambulance and Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade crews as well as police were called to a Murphys Rd address in Springlands on Saturday when a wall-collapse killed a man.

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A 62-year-old man died when the concrete water-feature wall he was working on in a Blenheim garden collapsed.

Police said the man's wife and a neighbour tried to help when the accident happened yesterday afternoon, but he died about 4pm before emergency services arrived.

The incident happened at the man's home in Murphys Rd, Springlands. 

Dion Partridge of the Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade said two crews helped ambulance staff and the accident was in the hands of the police.  

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