A MAN died while carrying out building work at a Poole house on Friday.

As reported, the casualty went into cardiac arrest at a property in Uppleby Road, Upper Parkstone.

Emergency services were called after the man fell ill, and the air ambulance landed in nearby Branksome.

Police and paramedics were also called to the scene. However, the man could not be saved.

Neighbours declined to comment, only to say they understood work was being carried out at the property.

Because the death occurred in the workplace, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been notified by Dorset Police.

The house, which had building materials at the front, was cordoned off.

Uppleby Road was also temporarily closed while emergency services were at the scene.

It appeared that building work was being carried out at the rear of the house.

One Parkstone resident said: "I heard lots of commotion coming from that end of the road earlier this morning.

"Another neighbour said it looked like an accident had happened, that something serious had taken place.

"Obviously, your thoughts go out to the guy and his family."

On Friday, a Dorset Police spokesman confirmed: "We were called just after 9.30am today by the ambulance service to reports of a man in cardiac arrest at an address in Uppleby Road in Poole. It is understood the man was working at the address.

"Very sadly the man was pronounced dead a short time later. The man’s next of kin are yet to be informed. The coroner has been notified.

"Officers have attended the scene and an investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

"The Health and Safety Executive has been informed."

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service said the incident was at a private address and could not provide any further information.

Meanwhile, the HSE said: "HSE is aware of this incident and working with the police who have primacy."