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Tributes paid to Romford man who died in building site accident – Essex Live

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An Essex man who died after being struck by a heavy object which fell from a crane on a building site has been named by police.

Emergency services were called to the site at South Cliff Tower, Bolsover Road in Eastbourne, Sussex at around 11.20am last Thursday (August 8).

The workman sadly died at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics and other emergency responders.


He has now been named as Jack Phillips, 24, from Romford.

His family have paid tribute to him, saying: “Our beloved son Jack was tragically taken from us in a work accident.

Jack Phillips died after being struck by a 'heavy object' which fell from a crane.
Jack Phillips died after being struck by a ‘heavy object’ which fell from a crane.

“He lived for his football and loved having a laugh and joke with all his friends and was always smiling.

“Jack would always be there to help and was the kindest most loving son.


“He will be forever missed by us and his two sisters and his girlfriend.”

It’s currently not known how the accident happened, or what the “heavy object” described by police was.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed and an inquest into his death begins today (Tuesday, August 13) in Hastings.

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