20/08/2014

Man Dies After Fall From Eastbourne Pier

Essex Police have reported the death of a man who fell from Eastbourne Pier, while carrying out construction work.

It is understood that a 44-year-old man from Cumbria was working on the recently fire-damaged pier when he fell to the beach below on Tuesday afternoon.

East Coast Ambulance Service pronounced the man dead at the scene, later reporting that he had suffered head injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and an investigation is underway.

(MH)

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