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Woolworths cleaner dies at Jesmond, Newcastle supermarket: Police investigate

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Cleaner is found dead in a Woolworths supermarket as the police investigate the tragic circumstances

  • A cleaner has died after being injured at a Woolworths store near Newcastle
  • Paramedics said the woman suffered fatal injuries at Jesmond supermarket
  • According to the police, there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragic death
  • Woolworths said the woman was an employee of an outside cleaning company
  • “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,” the retail giant said on Friday
  • For confidential crisis support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14

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A cleaner has been found dead in a supermarket after suffering ‘fatal injuries’. Police are investigating the circumstances.

The woman injured herself at around 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Woolworths store on Blue Gum Road in Jesmond, near Newcastle, NSW, police said.

Woolworths told Daily Mail Australia the woman was an employee of an outside cleaning company that provided specialist cleaning services at the store.

The woman was injured at 7.30am on Friday at the Woolworths store on Blue Gum Road in Jesmond, near Newcastle (pictured), police said.

The woman was injured at 7.30am on Friday at the Woolworths store on Blue Gum Road in Jesmond, near Newcastle (pictured), police said.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and our thoughts are with the woman’s loved ones at this difficult time,” a Woolworths spokesman said.

“We are assisting SafeWork NSW and NSW Police and also working with our contract cleaning partner.

“Our priority right now is to provide support to the woman’s family and our store team members.”

Newcastle Police District officers have cordoned off a crime scene and have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Police said there were no initial suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, while a report will be prepared for the coroner.

The Jesmond store remains closed at this time.

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Woolworths told Daily Mail Australia the woman was an employee of an outside cleaning company that provided specialist cleaning services at the store

Woolworths told Daily Mail Australia the woman was an employee of an outside cleaning company that provided specialist cleaning services at the store

Woolworths told Daily Mail Australia the woman was an employee of an outside cleaning company that provided specialist cleaning services at the store