The family of a man who died in a work incident in Eastbourne have paid tribute to him.
Jack Phillips, from Romford, Essex, died when a heavy object fell from a crane in South Cliff Tower, Bolsover Road, and struck him on Thursday, August 8.
The 24-year-old’s family said:
“Our beloved son Jack was tragically taken from us in a work accident.
“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.
“We now ask that our privacy is respected so that we can grieve in private.”
An inquest into his death is due to open in Hastings today (Tuesday, 13).
Police said The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.