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Worker crushed by concrete block on site

A construction worker has died in an industrial accident at Hampshire’s Rose Bowl cricket ground, where a new spectator stand was being built.

Philip Carsley, from Thurnscoe, North Yorkshire, was helping to build the new stand at the ground in West End near Southampton, home to Hampshire County Cricket Club.

Local reports said that the man was crushed by a block of concrete that dropped from a crane but police have not confirmed this. The circumstances surrounding the 34 year old’s death are currently being investigated by the police and the Health and Safety Executive.

Emergency services including an air ambulance that rushed to the scene at 2pm on Monday afternoon found the man alive, but despite attempts to save him he died at the scene.

His family have been notified.

Northern Irish contractor McAleer & Rushe was the main contractor on the site.

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