Man dies after fall from ladder in Hove

A man died after a fall from a ladder at a building site in Hove (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)
A man died after a fall from a ladder at a building site in Hove (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

A man has died after falling from a ladder at a building site in Hove this morning (July 27), police said.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 11.25am on Friday (July 27) to Brunswick Street West to a report a man had fallen from a ladder.

A man died after a fall from a ladder at a building site in Hove (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

A man died after a fall from a ladder at a building site in Hove (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

“The man was taken to hospital and sadly died from his injuries. His next of kin has been informed.

“Health and Safety Executive have been informed and are working alongside officers at the scene.”

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “I can confirm we were called to this incident at 11.20am today to reports a man had suffered a fall from height.

“Ambulance crews in two cars and two ambulances attended the scene.

Police removing a ladder from the scene (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Police removing a ladder from the scene (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

“The man, who had suffered serious injuries, was treated before being taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in a life-threatening condition.”

The man was reportedly working on the old Lansdowne Hotel.