Woolworths Jesmond closed after an employee died on duty

Police have identified a crime scene at a Woolworths store, which remains closed after a woman died on the job.

She was reported injured at the shop in Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region at about 7:30am on Friday.

NSW Police said paramedics visited the shop but the woman suffered “fatal injuries” and was pronounced dead.

“Officers from Newcastle Police District have identified a crime scene and have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“Initial investigations suggest there are no suspicious circumstances.”

The woman was an employee of an outside cleaning company that provided specialized cleaning services to the Jesmond store.

A spokesperson for Woolworths said the supermarket giant is “deeply saddened by the tragic incident”.

“Our thoughts are with the woman’s loved ones at this difficult time,” the spokesperson said.

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

The supermarket said its priority is to support the woman’s family.

The Jesmond store remains closed.

A report will be prepared for the coroner’s information.

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