Woman dies at West Coast workplace

A woman has died after reportedly receiving an electric shock at a workplace on the West Coast, police say.

Emergency services were at the scene in Upper Buller Gorge Rd this evening after being alerted to the incident at 1.15pm.

Police confirmed that the woman died at the scene.

The matter would be referred to WorkSafe and the Coroner.

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