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Workman dies in Eastbourne Pier fall

20 Aug 14 The Health & Safety Executive is investigating the death of a construction worker who fell from the fire-damaged Eastbourne Pier yesterday onto the beach below.

The man was working on the charred remains of Eastbourne Pier
The man was working on the charred remains of Eastbourne Pier

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm to reports that a man had fallen from the pier. An air ambulance landed on the beach next to the pier, but the 44-year-old man from Cumbria was declared dead at the scene from head injuries incurred in the fall.

The pier was destroyed by fire on 30th July.

The clean-up operation has seen charred debris loaded into skips and repair work is progressing to make the site safe for re-opening of the undamaged section of the pier in September.

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